Raymond Loewy, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Raymond Loewy

French-born American industrial designer

Date of Birth: 05-Nov-1893

Place of Birth: Paris, Île-de-France, France

Date of Death: 14-Jul-1986

Profession: postage stamp designer, designer, car designer

Nationality: United States, France

Zodiac Sign: Scorpio


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About Raymond Loewy

  • Raymond Loewy ( LOH-ee, French: [??m?~ levi]; November 5, 1893 – July 14, 1986) was a French-born American industrial designer who achieved fame for the magnitude of his design efforts across a variety of industries.
  • He was recognized for this by Time magazine and featured on its cover on October 31, 1949.He spent most of his professional career in the United States, becoming a naturalized citizen in 1938.
  • Among his designs were the Shell, Exxon, TWA and the former BP logos, the Greyhound Scenicruiser bus, Coca-Cola vending machines and bottle redesign, the Lucky Strike package, Coldspot refrigerators, the Studebaker Avanti and Champion, and the Air Force One livery.
  • He was engaged by equipment manufacturer International Harvester to overhaul its entire product line, and his team also assisted competitor Allis-Chalmers.
  • He undertook numerous railroad designs, including the Pennsylvania Railroad GG1, S-1, and T1 locomotives, the color scheme and Eagle motif for the first streamliners of the Missouri Pacific Railroad, and a number of lesser known color scheme and car interior designs for other railroads.
  • His career spanned seven decades. The press referred to Loewy as The Man Who Shaped America, The Father of Streamlining and The Father of Industrial Design.

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