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Drawing, Package Design

This is a Drawing. It was designed by Henry Dreyfuss. We acquired it in 1973. Its medium is brush and gouache, watercolor, silver and gold paint, graphite on white wove paper . It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

Dreyfuss’s packaging designs for the Hickok Company, purveyors of high quality men’s accessories, feature three different color variations of a dynamic triangular motif. Hickok goods, including belts and wallets, were sold in smartly decorated packaging that functioned as both an ideal gift box and attractive storage.

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Drawing, Package Design; Designed by Henry Dreyfuss (American, 1904–1972); USA; brush and gouache, watercolor, silver and gold paint, graphite on white wove paper ; 1973-15-58

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibitions Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color and The Cooper-Hewitt Collections: A Design Resource.

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