Story: Jackson, Alban Gifford

‘Clichés in Industrial Design Do It Yourself Schmalz Kit’

Pastel and ink painting representing American design in the 1960s

While working as an industrial designer in New York, 1950–1966, Gifford Jackson created a visual commentary of the American design trends and ideas he saw around him. This pastel, ink and gouache rendering on velum, c.1963, astutely critiques American styling. 

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Michael Smythe. 'Jackson, Alban Gifford', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 2021. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, https://teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/6j2/jackson-alban-gifford (accessed 11 August 2022)