Drawing, Design for Royal Typewriter, 1944
This is a Drawing. It was designed by Henry Dreyfuss. It is dated 1944 and we acquired it in 1993. Its medium is brush and gouache, pen and black ink, white chalk, graphite on cream illustration board. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.
This is one of a group of drawings proposed for acquisition that document work by the Dreyfuss firm during the postwar years, for clients including Royal Typewriter (1944–45), New York Central Railroad (mid-1940s), RCA (1946–55), National Supply Co. (1949–58), and Cities Service (1951–62).
A number of the finished drawings correspond to prototypes or other documentation held in Cooper-Hewitt’s Dreyfuss archives, including those for RCA radio/phonograph and television consoles, and two beautiful drawings for Bell Telephone Laboratories of public phone booths.
It is credited
Gift of John Bruce.
Its dimensions are
46.4 x 35.9 cm (18 1/4 x 14 1/8 in.)
Cite this object as
Drawing, Design for Royal Typewriter, 1944; Designed by Henry Dreyfuss (American, 1904–1972); USA; brush and gouache, pen and black ink, white chalk, graphite on cream illustration board; 46.4 x 35.9 cm (18 1/4 x 14 1/8 in.); Gift of John Bruce; 1993-65-1
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Opening Our Doors: Selections from the Design Resource Center.