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Design for an Art Deco Radio

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Data Source
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Description
Horizontal rectangle. On black ground, design for a red oblong-shaped radio shown obliquely in profile. Ridged red grills cover the entire sides of the case, with two round knobs on front at lower center. Above, a thin silver band possibly indicates the speaker. To the upper left and lower right of the design, curving bands of shining red lines suggest movement or sound.
Designer
John Vassos, American, b. Romania, 1898 - 1985
Lynn Brodton, American, active mid-twentieth century
Client
Radio Corporation of America, American, founded 1919
Date
n. d.
Credit Line
Museum purchase from General Acquisitions Endowment Fund
Medium
Brush and gouache, white color pencil on black illustration board
Type
industrial design
Object Name
Drawing
Type
Drawing
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Accession Number
2017-1-1
made in
USA