About : Career Highlights

1975Smithsonian Institution opened The Designs of Raymond Loewy, a four-month exhibit dedicated to "the man who changed the face of industrial design."

1972Poll of stylists representing the Big Three automakers voted his 1953 Studebaker Starliner Coupé an "industry best." Also named one of the most influential Americans by LIFE magazine.

1967Began working as a habitability consultant to NASA.

1965Joined the President's Committee on Employment of the Handicapped.

1962After designing the Shell logo, it becomes such a recognizable icon that Shell drops its name from their advertisements.

1961Designed the Studebaker Avanti, holding to the motto, "weight is the enemy."

1954Designed the Greyhound bus.

1953Designed the Studebaker Starliner Coupé, which the Museum of Modern Art later called a "work of art."

1952Founded the Compagnie de I'Esthetique Industrielle in Paris, France.

1951Published second design textbook, Industrial Design, and his autobiography Never Leave Well Enough Alone.

1949Appeared on the cover of TIME magazine.

1939Redesigned the Lucky Strike cigarette packaging.

1937Published first book, The Locomotive: Its Aesthetics.

1936Designed the GG-1 electric locomotive for the Pennsylvania Railroad.

1934Designed the Coldspot refrigerator for Sears Roebuck & Company.

1930Hired as a consultant by the Hupp Motor Company.

1929Redesigned the Gestetner mimeograph machine. Founder and art director of Raymond Loewy, William Snaith, Inc., in New York City (later established as Raymond Loewy International).

1919Provided popular fashion illustrations for magazines such as Vogue and Harper's Bazaar. Freelanced as a window designer for department stores, including Saks Fifth Avenue and Macy's.