Google Doodle celebrates the ‘father of industrial design’ Raymond Loewy

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Raymond Loewy, considered by many to be the father of industrial design, is being celebrated today by a Google Doodle on the search engine’s homepage (doodle shows a locomotive bearing a resemblance to the K4s Pacific #3768 shroud design).

Loewy was born in Paris on November 5, 1893, so today marks his 120th birthday anniversary.

He is widely considered to have revolutionized the industry creating product designs for everything from refrigerators to cars, cigarette packets and spacecraft. He also designed logos for Exxon and Shell as well as the former BP logos. He was also responsible for the design of the Coca-Cola vending machines and the iconic Greyhound Scenicruiser bus.”



Peter Drucker

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Peter F. Drucker was a writer, professor, management consultant and self-described “social ecologist”, who explored the way human beings organize themselves and interact much the way an ecologist would observe and analyze the biological world.

Hailed by BusinessWeek as “the man who invented management”, Drucker directly influenced a huge number of leaders from a wide range of organizations across all sectors of society.

He died in November 2005, just shy of his 96th birthday.