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Drawing, Package Design, 1929

This is a Drawing. It was designed by Henry Dreyfuss. It is dated 1929 and we acquired it in 1973. Its medium is brush and gouache, watercolor, silver and gold paint, graphite on white wove paper . It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

Dreyfuss’s packaging designs for the Hickok Company, purveyors of high quality men’s accessories, feature three different color variations of a dynamic triangular motif. Hickok goods, including belts and wallets, were sold in smartly decorated packaging that functioned as both an ideal gift box and attractive storage.

It is credited Gift of University of California, Los Angeles.

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Its dimensions are

21.4 x 28.2 cm (8 7/16 x 11 1/8 in.) Mat: 35.6 x 45.7 cm (14 x 18 in.)

It is inscribed

Inscribed in pen and red ink at center left: 478; in graphite at lower right: 2

Cite this object as

Drawing, Package Design, 1929; Designed by Henry Dreyfuss (American, 1904–1972); USA; brush and gouache, watercolor, silver and gold paint, graphite on white wove paper ; 21.4 x 28.2 cm (8 7/16 x 11 1/8 in.) Mat: 35.6 x 45.7 cm (14 x 18 in.); Gift of University of California, Los Angeles; 1973-15-58

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibitions Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color and The Cooper-Hewitt Collections: A Design Resource.

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