Drawing, Design for Utility Vehicle with One-Piece Fiberglass Body, August 1963
This is a Drawing. It was designed by Earl E. Hoyt Jr. and from the office of Donald Deskey Associates. It is dated August 1963 and we acquired it in 1988. Its medium is cello-tak, black and gray magic marker, black color pencil, graphite on off-white illustration board. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.
Since the dominance of streets by cars at the beginning of the 20th century, American designers have persistently envisioned a future of better-designed cities navigated by futuristic vehicles.
The production and distribution of frozen food was only just beginning in the 1960s, and designer Earl E. Hoyt, Jr. explored the topic as a student before joining Donald Deskey Associates. The special needs of transporting frozen freight may explain Hoyt’s exploration of this unusual form, likely designed to transport flash-frozen foods to supermarkets.
This object was
It is credited
Gift of Donald Deskey.
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Its dimensions are
39.4 × 49.7 cm (15 1/2 × 19 9/16 in.)
It has the following markings
Gray adhesive label attached to mat border mount: DONALD DESKEY ASSOCIATES INC. 575 Madison Avenue, New York 22, N.Y.
It is signed
Signed in graphite, center right: E. HOYT
It is inscribed
Inscribed in graphite, lower right: ONE PIECE FIBERGLASS BODY
Cite this object as
Drawing, Design for Utility Vehicle with One-Piece Fiberglass Body, August 1963; Designed by Earl E. Hoyt Jr. (American, born 1936); USA; cello-tak, black and gray magic marker, black color pencil, graphite on off-white illustration board; 39.4 × 49.7 cm (15 1/2 × 19 9/16 in.); Gift of Donald Deskey; 1988-101-1605
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Road Ahead: Reimagining Mobility.