Along with his colleagues Charles and Ray Eames and George Nelson, Alexander Girard was one of the leading figures in American design during the post-war era. While textile design was the primary focus of Girard's oeuvre, he was also admired for his graphic art as well as his work in furniture, exhibition and interior design. Girard brought a sensuous playfulness to twentieth-century design that had been absent from the austere aesthetic of classic modernism. In cooperation with the Girard family, Vitra has selected a number of graphic patterns for these Masking Tapes from the extensive Girard estate held in the Vitra Design Museum archives. The versatile tape can be used for a wide variety of decorative purposes.