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Drawing the Line: Japanese American Art, Design & Activism in Post-War Los Angeles

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Larry Shinoda

Larry Shinoda (1930-1997) was born and raised in Northeast Los Angeles. His training in industrial design at Art Center College of Design, Los Angeles and his love of drag racing propelled him into a long career with the design departments of car companies such as Packard, Ford, Chevrolet, and GM. He later founded his own design company that created Roger Penske’s race trailers, motor homes, and even the logo for the Goodyear Blimp. He is responsible for a remarkable series of important car designs: the 1963 Corvette Sting Ray; the Mako Shark I and II; the Corvair Super Spyder; the Monza GT and Monza SS; and the Boss 302 and 429 Mustang, among many others.

Pencil on paper. Gift of the Shinoda Family, Japanese American National Museum (2003.124.3).

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Untitled drawing (Stingray) by Larry Shinoda
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Untitled drawing (Stingray), Larry Shinoda. Pencil on paper. Included in the Drawing the Line: Japanese American Art, Design & Activism exhibition on view at the Japanese American National Museum from October ... More »


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