Louis Silverstein, New York Times designer, dead at 92

Journalism is one of my biggest interests, along with architecture. So it was with particular interest and sadness that I read this obituary in yesterday’s New York Times. The author, Douglas Martin, does an excellent job paying respect to one of the Times’s great designers and a man who transformed the look of newspapers for the better, Louis Silverstein. He devised numerous graphic innovations, all decidedly modern, and oversaw the look of the nation’s newspaper of record for decades. The Times, and the rest of the world of art and design, lost a very important man this week. Fortunately, his work lives on, delivered to the doors of almost a million people every single day.

A section designed by Silverstein. Graphic courtesy the New York Times.

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