raymond loewy industrial designer 120th birthday honored by google doodle
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Coca-Cola bottle, Shell logo, Lucky Strike cigarette package and locomotives for the Pennsylvania Railroad — what do all these items have in common? They were all designed by the same man, Raymond Loewy, one of the most influential industrial designers in history.
Today, on Loewy’s birthday, the Doodle on Google’s homepage resembles a locomotive, similar to the Pennsylvania Railroad’s S1 steam locomotive he designed.
Loewy’s incredible career spanned seven decades. In 1909 he designed the Ayrel aircraft; in 1942, the Lucky Strike white package; in the 1950s, he redesigned the Coca-Cola bottle. The Studebaker Avanti car came in 1963; the United States Postal Service logo in 1970, and one of his last designs in the 1970s was the interior of NASA’s Skylab space station. Loewy died on July 14, 1986, aged 92.
via and for more see http://mashable.com/2013/11/05/google-doodle-raymond-loewy/ and http://www.theverge.com/2013/11/5/5068082/raymond-loewy-iconic-designs