Hillman Curtis

I was saddened to learn that Hillman Curtis passed away last week at the age of 51. Cancer.

Hillman Curtis and Erik Spiekermann are the two designers I admire most. In 2003 I had the opportunity to meet Hillman Curtis when he was in Toronto giving a lecture. He signed a copy of his book for me, we chatted for a minute and I’ve been inspired ever since.


Be prepared to reinvent yourself

A month ago Hillman uploaded a video onto Vimeo in which he says a designer should “be prepared to reinvent yourself” as he has done throughout his career. He made the transition from musician to graphic designer to web designer to filmmaker.

Hillman’s books and films have been a huge inspiration to me over the years and he’ll be missed.

Posted in Design at 11:49 PM