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Alex Steinweiss, 1917 – 2011

August 1, 2011 on 2:25 pm | By | In News, Notes | 2 Comments

Just having returned from vacation, I discovered that while I was incommunicado Alex Steinweiss—one of my heroes and the inspiration for my Steinweiss font—had passed away. So I’d just like to add my voice (belatedly) to the chorus who have recognized him as one of the giants of 20th century design, who has influenced countless people in the design and illustration fields, and brought delight to millions of others through his beautiful work. The world is indeed a lesser place without him. R.I.P. Mr. Steinweiss.

Promotional card sent to Steinweiss' clients, ca. 1952. Image courtesy of Taschen Publishing.

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