23 Jul

Saying good-bye to Heinz Edelmann

Esteemed designer and illustrator Heinz Edelmann passed away on Tuesday. I had the great pleasure of getting to know him a little bit while coordinating his gift to the Glaser Archives. He quickly became one of my favorite people to chat with; despite his deteriorating health, he was always charming and extremely funny. His mordant sense of humor betrayed a clear frustration with the current state of the world. Above are a couple of pages from his 2008 holiday card.

I feel very sad, but also grateful that we’ll be able help keep his legacy alive through his amazing body of work.

Enjoy a few of the acclaimed posters he produced for Germany’s Westdeutscher Rundfunk radio station after the jump. And click here for a characteristically witty and illuminating interview with Edelmann in Graphis.

Heinz Edelmann Collection, drawer 8 folder 61, 1982

Heinz Edelmann Collection, drawer 10 folder 68, 1979

Heinz Edelmann Collection, drawer 10 folder 41, 1983

Heinz Edelmann Collection, drawer 11 folder 74, 1990

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23 July 2009
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