Alexander Girard was of course a genius of modern design, and nothing I write could come close to anything already said...but I can point out that he left his FOLK ART collection of more than 100,000 objects (!) to the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe, NM, and it is an extravaganza! Bring your kids. I happened to go by myself, and wished I had someone to nudge and say "look at THAT" many, many times.
Three original Alexander Girard designed invitation cards, Herman Miller Co. c. 1965-1970. Collection Jim Linderman