Alan’s bestowal was a characteristic wonder of timing

Alan Fletcher was my friend from the moment he first taught me in 1972. Like Bob Gill, he carried a phenomenal depth of humanity beneath his gruff exterior of Bleu de Travail and Masonic handshakes.

Those of us fortunate enough to have worked alongside him never ceased to benefit from his coruscating wit and tangential clarity to complex communication problems.

His prescience in delivering his archive intact to the Design Museum, and the museum’s enthusiasm to accept it, is another one of those little wonders of timing that he always managed to pull out of the hat. I shall miss him very much indeed.

Richard Seymour, Founding partner, Seymour Powell, London SW6

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