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Raymond Loewy: the man who designed everything

Air Force One, Lucky Strikes, Coca-Cola — this man basically created Americana.

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Gallery Photo: Raymond Loewy's iconic designs
Gallery Photo: Raymond Loewy's iconic designs

What does it mean to be a celebrated designer? Is it being on the cover of Time Magazine, designing some of America's best-loved exports, or is it something as simple as being recognized with a Google Doodle? Raymond Loewy, one of the 20th century's most prolific and influential designers has now achieved all three, thanks to today's Google celebration of his 120th birthday. In the same spirit, we've compiled a few of Loewy's most memorable designs for you to peruse on this fifth day of November.

Raymond Loewy's iconic designs


Air Force One livery
Every time the US President takes off to faraway lands, he does so inside the Loewy-designed shell of Air Force One. The two complementary tones of blue and the Caslon typeface have remained undisturbed since the original design was put together for President Kennedy in the '60s.