Tribute to design pioneer Fletcher

The international design world is paying tribute this week to one of its great figureheads, Alan Fletcher, who died last Thursday at the age of 74.

Fletcher, one of the founding fathers of graphic design, produced not only a formidable body of work over his long career, but also helped create the mould for the contemporary multidisciplinary design consultancy in the shape of Fletcher Forbes Gill, the precursor to Pentagram Design.

Fletcher’s probing, cerebral and visually playful approach to design will be the subject of a retrospective – Alan Fletcher: 50 Years of Graphic Work (and Play) – at London’s Design Museum from 11 November.

He is survived by his wife Paola and their daughter Raffaella. A memorial service in his honour is presently being organised.

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