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The airbrush is a tool, powered by compressed air, which can spray ink or paint in a highly controlled manner and, before the advent of digital technology, was widely used by artists and designers to produce realistic two‐dimensional representations of three‐dimensional objects. Widely favoured by automobile stylists and industrial designers such as Raymond Loewy, it was able to convey product ideas in an immediate and striking manner.

Subjects: Art.

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