Stepping on a skyscraper

Scale for the International Ticket Scale Corporation

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Article by David A. Hanks

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oseph Claude Sinel (1889-1975) was among the earliest in the emerging profession of industrial design in North America, along with more familiar figures such as Raymond Loewy, Donald Deskey and Henry Dreyfuss. Sinel immigrated to San Francisco from Auckland, New Zealand in 1918. He had received training in calligraphy and typography in Britain …

Lyle and the moderne

John M. T-Square

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Article by Glenn McArthur

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ohn M. Lyle was one of the pre-eminent architects of the first half of the twentieth century in Canada. He was acknowledged by his peers as a leading architectural spokesperson, one who worked tirelessly to raise the profile of the profession through his teaching, writing, curating and lecturing. Moving to Toronto from New York …

FROM THE MAGNAJECTOR TO PROJECT G: Examples of Canadian Industrial Design

Project G Hi- Fi Stereo Cabinet

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Article by David A. Hanks

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hrough the kind assistance of the American Friends of Canada, Eric Brill of Bedford Hills, New York, has donated a comprehensive collection of industrial design to the Stewart Program for Modern Design in Montreal. Many of these objects will be on display in the exhibition American Streamlined Design: The World of Tomorrow, coming …