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Emil Yakupov Passes Away At Age 56

The last week of February was a horrific one for the type community. Within the space of three days we lost three personalities, each important to the world of typography in his own way – Peter Bruhn on February 22, and Mike Parker and Emil Yakupov on February 25. That Tuesday night at 22:30 Emil [...]

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Mike Parker Passes Away At Age 84

Mike Parker, consultant, type historian, and type designer at the Font Bureau, Inc. died on Monday, February 25, 2014.

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Michael Harvey Passes Away At Age 82

Two weeks ago, on October 18 the type and lettering world was saddened to learn that Michael Harvey, whose health had been declining for some time, had passed away. Tributes have appeared online, one of them by iconic American type designer Sumner Stone, who wrote this wonderful epitaph (PDF): I am saddened by the news [...]

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Hans Reichel Passes Away At Age 62

Experimental electric and acoustic guitarist, avant-garde composer, instrument builder and inventor, graphic designer and type designer Hans Reichel died on November 22, 2011.

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Kurt Weidemann Passes Away At Age 88

Influential graphic designer Prof. Kurt Weidemann, born December 12, 1922, died March 30, 2011, in Sélestat in Alsace.

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Doyald Young Passes Away At Age 84

On Monday, February 28, Doyald Young – lettering and logotype designer, type designer, author, teacher and mentor, passed away at age 84.

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Othmar Motter Passes Away At Age 84

After a long period of illness the Austrian graphic designer Othmar Motter died on Friday December 17 in Hard near Bregenz.

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Boudewijn Ietswaart Passes Away At Age 74

On 23 December, Dutch designer Boudewijn Ietswaart died at his home in Amsterdam.

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