Ever wondered who was responsible for designing Americana? French-born American industrial designer, Raymond Loewy, can take a lot responsibility.
Initially a window designer for New York Department stores, Loewy went on to design Pennsylvania Railroad locomotives, Air Force One presidential airplanes, Studebaker automobiles, Coca-Cola vending machines and bottles, Lucky Strike cigarette packs, Greyhound buses, the NASA Skylab space station, and... a pencil sharpener.
He also designed a few other things, besides.
If you would like more information, the Library has a number of books on Loewy, located in the main collection on the ground floor.