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Alan Fletcher, 1931-2006


Pentagram mourns the passing of our founding partner Alan Fletcher.

Alan was an extraordinary designer, a passionate artist, a ingenious communicator, and a tireless fighter for excellence. He not only named Pentagram, but he left it with his indelible stamp. His books Beware Wet Paint and The Art of Looking Sideways are monumental capstones to a lifetime of curiosity, invention and wit. Next month, his legacy will be celebrated by London’s Design Museum in a major retrospective, Alan Fletcher: 50 Years of Graphic Work (and Play).

Alan Fletcher will be remembered by colleagues around the world as one thing above all: a friend. We will miss him.

Update: Michael Bierut writes about Alan on Design Observer.

Other remembrances: The Guardian, The New York Times, Creative Review, Metropolis.

09/25/2006 | Permalink