Raymond Loewy (ca. 1949); Cited in: Paul Greenhalgh (1993) Quotations and Sources on Design and the Decorative Arts. p. 117
A lot of people are open to new things, as long as they look like the old ones.
Raymond Loewy (1951); As cited in: Angèle H. Reinders et al. The Power of Design. p. 93
Is it responsible to camouflage one of America's most remarkable machines as a piece of gaudy merchandise? Form, which should be the clean- cut expression of mechanical excellence has become sensuous and organic.
Raymond Loewy 1950s, cited in: Karal Ann Marling, Donald J. Bush, Walker Art Center (1989) Autoeroticism. p. 16
Loewy commented on the new generation automobiles, after having designed the Studebaker of 1953, which according to Loewy looked like "jukeboxes on wheels."
I believe one should design for the advantage of the largest mass of people, first and always. That takes care of ideologies and sociologies.
Raymond Loewy, cited in: William Marling (1998) The American Roman Noir: Hammett, Cain, and Chandler. p. 279
This book is the story of a young man who came to America to make a living, and simply happened to do so in a profession which he helped to create.
I never expected that one could fall so completely in love with a nation and a people. I already knew that very soon I would thrill at everything American, love everything American, perhaps blindly, but fervently and forever. I still remember how thrilled I was at the sight of the flag. After all these years, every time I see the Stars and Stripes in the breeze, I get the same emotional feeling. Aesthetically speaking, it is perfect. One of the outstanding "designs" of all times. It may be that a nation gets the flag it deserves.