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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  1. Oops! Stuck my comment on the wrong post!
    Nice tribute to a Great Designer!
    Here is mine on my blog:

    Comment by José Cruz — August 13, 2011 #

  2. That is too bad about his passing. I gotta say that is an amazing mid-century promotion! With the cigar and the hat it’s evident that he sure had a lot of personality and that came out in his work. As designer’s we’re all better because of his contributions to the art and craft.

    Comment by Devlin Donnelly — August 1, 2011 #

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