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Futuristic and cosmic design of streamlining in the 30s. Great examples here!

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WGBH American Experience . Streamliners: America's Lost Trains | PBS

WGBH American Experience . Streamliners: America's Lost Trains | PBS | A Cultural History of Advertising | Scoop.it
Biography: Industrial Designers and Streamliners...

1930s

"As the country struggled to emerge from its economic slump, Americans were captivated by the streamlined look. "Streamlined trains," wrote one historian, "stimulated public faith in a future fueled by technological innovation." Railroads paved the way for streamlining in the auto industry. Trucks, buses, and of course airplanes followed suit. It wasn't only large machines that were streamlined. Pencil sharpeners, ball-point pens, and kitchen mixers, which had no reason to be aerodynamic, took on the look."

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