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Hans Eduard Meier Passes Away At Age 91

Like I mentioned in my announcement of the TDC Medal 2014 for contemporary type design powerhouse David Berlow, mid-July was a week of both celebration and sadness in the world of type design and typography. On Tuesday, July 15 Swiss type designer Hans Eduard Meier passed away peacefully, aged 91. If his name doesn’t immediately [...]

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Remembering Peter Bruhn

Two months on, it’s still impossible to wrap my head around the fact that Peter Bruhn is gone. I have postponed writing this post forever, dreading it. I have had to do obituaries before on The FontFeed, but this one had me paralysed. Even though we met in person only a couple of times, I [...]

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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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