December 11, 2014

In Tribute

During the past year, we lost several designers and creative innovators whose work has consistently inspired, amazed and informed us. The following is a tribute to these colleagues, friends, mentors and icons, and to their legacy.

Rene Burri
Photographer
1933-2014

“One of these days, I’m going to publish a book of all the pictures I did not take. It is going to be a huge hit.”

 

Oscar de la Renta
Fashion Design
1932-2014

“Fashion is a trend. Style is within a person.”

 

H.R. Giger
Surrealist Artist & Academy Award Winning Designer of the Creature in the “Alien” movie franchise
1940-2014

“The Dutch customs once thought my pictures were photos. Where on earth did they think I could have photographed my subjects? In Hell, perhaps?”

 

Mike Parker
The Font God
1929-2014

” … what it’s all about is the interrelationship of the negative shape, the figure-ground relationship, the shapes between characters and within characters, with the black, if you like, with the inked surface … “

 

Deborah Sussman
Environmental Graphic Designer
1931-2014

“More is more.”

 

Massimo Vignelli
Designer
1931-2014

“I like design to be semantically correct, syntactically consistent, and pragmatically understandable. I like it to be visually powerful, intellectually elegant, and above all timeless.”

 


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