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Loewy pencil sharpener stamp to be released on June 29th

Stamp Dedication Ceremony Honors the Nation’s Most Important Influential Designers

The United States Postal Service will release on Wednesday, June 29, 2011 special stamps commemorating some of the country’s greatest industrial designers – including CMG client Raymond Loewy, whose work included designing the unique look of Air Force One, the Greyhound bus, the Studebaker Avanti and Champion.

The “Pioneers of American Industrial Design” forever stamps show a variety of objects from 12 influential designers. The Loewy stamp showcases the streamlined pencil sharpener.

The stamp dedication ceremony will be at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York City at 11 a.m. Raymond Loewy’s grandson, Jacque Loewy, will attend on behalf of his late grandfather.

Other influential designers recognized on the stamps include Frederick Hurten Rhead, Walter Dorwin Teague, Donald Deskey, Norman Bel Geddes, Gilbert Rohde, Greta von Nessen, Russel Wright, Henry Dreyfuss, Peter Müller-Munk, Dave Chapman and Eliot Noyes.

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