29 June 2011, USA
Pioneers of American Industrial Design
When I saw this stamp, I thought this crisp telephone design must be the inspiration for the Ericsson telephone which I featured – but the fact seems the opposite. The Henry Dreyfuss Associates web site is linked to a wikipedia articles, which says that the Ericsson phone was designed in 1929 and Henry Dreyfuss was influenced by that. So, I amended my post accordingly.
This series of stamps ( 12 of them ) are showing early examples of American industrial design – some of them are familiar and the rest are not. Simple images are featured, but there is no denomination on the stamp… Is ‘Forever’ the replacement of postal price?
Two more designs for communication tools below – the radio was designed by Dreyfuss’s mentor Bel Geddes.
この12枚セットの切手はアメリカのインダストリアルデザイン黎明期を紹介しています。中には見慣れたデザインもあります。ラジオをデザインしたNorman Bel Geddesは、Dreyfussがかつて見習いとして働いたことのあるステージデザイナーでした。