Heinz Edelmann, one of the leading Art Directors, Illustrators and Designers of our time, died this morning in Stuttgart. He is probably best known for his Art Direction and Character Design of the Beatles' Yellow Submarine (which, incidentally, he was rather ambivalent about being associated with). Not surprisingly, as his body of work post-submarine is nothing short of gargantuan.
I won't get too emotional here, as he would have detested that,
but he will be missed as an artist, a teacher and an inspiration.
Here a link to an interview with him about Yellow Submarine:
One with Niemann, one of his more notable students:
And one from SVA, which honored him in 2005 with a Master Series exhibition (has a little slide show of some of his poster work):