A Master’s Passing

July 24, 2009

On Tuesday, July 21, renowned illustrator, designer and Masters Series Award laureate Heinz Edelmann passed away at the age of 75 in Stuttgart, Germany. Edelmann was perhaps best known for his design work on The Beatles’ animated film Yellow Submarine, but his 2005 Masters Series exhibition at SVA displayed a body of work that included over 100 posters, screen prints, magazine spreads, book designs, animations and comic books, spotlighting a prolific career.

Earlier this year, Edelmann made a generous gift of his work to the Milton Glaser Design Study Center and Archives, which will preserve his visual legacy at SVA and make his work available for future study. Click here to read Archivist Beth Kleber’s post about Edelmann’s passing, which appeared on the Container List blog.

Image: Heinz Edelmann, poster for WDR Kabaret Fest (Figure with burning bird), 1990.

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