We are deeply saddened by the death of Doyald Young, whose gifts in calligraphy, typography and logo design were legendary. Born in 1926, Young was a self-taught artist celebrated for his brilliant letterforms. His kindness and counsel were treas
ured by all who knew him, and his generosity of spirit will not be forgotten.
We will be offering a more complete appreciation of Doyald Young and his career in days to come. For now, see these links:
• An essay about Young by Marian Bantjes on the occasion of his being awarded the 2009 AIGA medal.
• Comments by Alyson Kuhn regarding Young’s presentation at TypeCon 2010, where Young was awarded the SOTA medal.
• Young’s own website, where you can learn more about his accomplishments. [TB]
Photo by Louise Sandhaus