Graphics and Calligraphy Office

Office unit serving the presidency of the United States / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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The Graphics and Calligraphy Office (GCO) is a unit of the Social Office at the White House, the official residence of the president of the United States. Located in the East Wing, the Graphics and Calligraphy Office coordinates and produces all non-political social invitations, place cards, presidential proclamations, letters patent, military commissions, and official greetings.

An engraved White House invitation during the administration of William Howard Taft showing the now classic combination of copper plate round hand and the Seal of the President.
A calligraphed menu for a state dinner.
One of the earliest White House invitations – to a January 1801 dinner. A portion of the invitation was preprinted and then completed by writing in the event, date, and guests' names, in this case by First Lady Abigail Adams.