Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Deskey Mural



This 6-story mural stands on the side of the home of Deskey Integrated Branding. The mural consisting of a black background with blue hands and white thumbprints is a reproduction of a Donald Deskey design for some of the wall covering in Radio City Music Hall. While it was never used there, it captures the spirit of the firm and is a fitting tribute to Donald Deskey, the founder of the company which carries his name.

Donald Deskey was a leader of modern design in the United States. He was a painter, an industrial design artist, and with Phillip Vollmer, worked with furniture and textile designs. Deskey became well known for his Art Deco designs and one of his biggest accomplishments was the interior design of Radio City Music Hall. From his offices in Manhattan and in Cincinnati, Deskey created product designs for some of the biggest household brands like Crest toothpaste, Tide detergent, and Jif peanut butter. Donald Deskey also created the New York City lampposts in the 1950’s and 1960’s – some are still standing today.

Deskey Mural

120 East Eighth Street, Downtown

Thanks to reader, Doug S. for the additional information.

2 comments:

Ault Park Sunrise said...

Great work on the tour! I think we have a lot in common.

I didn't know about the Queen City Tour, I'm definitely going to have to check it out now.

grif said...

I'm glad you like it and thanks for reading.

You have some great pics on your blog - good work!