Quote of Note | Russell Flinchum

By Stephanie Murg Comment

The new “Pioneers of American Industrial Design” stamp pane honors designers including Raymond Loewy and Henry Dreyfuss. (Photos: United States Postal Service)

Raymond Loewy’s prototype pencil sharpener continues its headlong progress towards becoming the most recognized industrial design never produced.”

-Design historian Russell Flinchum after today’s dedication ceremony for the new Forever Stamps commemorating 12 legendary American industrial designers. Flinchum, author of Henry Dreyfuss, Industrial Designer: The Man in the Brown Suit (Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum and Rizzoli, 1997) and American Design (MoMA Design, 2008), acted as consultant to the United States Postal Service on the Henry Dreyfuss stamp.