Raymond Loewy: Designer of All Trades

One can't help but back Raymond Loewy. Being bloggers, we're generally polarized types this good, that bad, ad infinitum and/or end of story. And while Loewy deserves a more serious critique than we can offer here, the man designed things that inspire us to this day. From cola bottles to the Studes that dominated the Salt Flats, Loewy's work is mid-century America. When John Doe sings "Coca-Cola in a Motorola kitchen," in X's "We're Desperate", it's Ray's work that comes to mind. Plus, he said of GM's design kingpin, "If left to his own devices, Harley Earl would put fins on a TV or refrigerator." All that talent and catty, too! Rowr!

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