We have received the incredibly sad news that Martin Cox died on Monday 10 August, aged 42, at his family home in Slovakia. Martin was a kind, gentle man who was much loved by his family and friends and will be hugely missed.
Martin worked as a designer at Williams & Phoa and Trickett & Webb before founding London graphics consultancy Blast in 1996, along with his friend and colleague Colin Gifford.
He left Blast as a director in 2003, but continued to work with us as a design consultant.
Martin was an incredibly talented and creative designer, and an inspiration to those who worked with him. He leaves behind a great back catalogue of work.
Martin was also actively involved in design education through D&AD, both during his time in London and latterly in Slovakia.
It was a pleasure knowing Martin and we will remember him with huge affection. He was a lovely bloke, great company and a genuinely good man.
Our thoughts are with Martin’s wife Andrea and their young daughter Alexa.
Martin’s funeral was held in Slovakia on Friday 14 August. There will be an event organised in memory of Martin in London, for his friends and colleagues, in the coming months.
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