Doyald Young 1926-2011

Doyald Young desk in August 2010

Doyald Young desk in August 2010.

You’re a true gentleman in all aspects. I know you from many years, we don’t meet enough (never), but each time we’ve discussed over the phone or when we meet in Paris few years back or more recently in your home in Los Angeles, we spend very nice moment together. I have discovered your work in a bookshop (!), I was amazed and even more when we meet in real.
Thanks for all your knowledge, your dangerous curves and inspiration, you’re a formidable lettering artist, a formidable typeface designer, with a great éclat. Glad to be among your friends for the eternity. I will keep your smile in mind more long.

Jean François Porchez.

Some images from a recent visit in Los Angeles, followed by several links to articles, links…

Doyald Young home, Los Angeles, 2010

Doyald Young home, Los Angeles, 2010. Marian Bantjes,… , Sean Adams.

Doyald Young home, Los Angeles, 2010

Doyald Young home, Los Angeles, 2010. Akira Kobayashi, James Grieshaber, Doyald Young.

Doyald Young home, Los Angeles, 2010

Doyald Young home, Los Angeles, 2010. Marian Bantjes,…, Sean Adams, Akira Kobayashi.

Doyald Young home, Los Angeles, 2010

Doyald Young home, Los Angeles, 2010. Doyald Young, …, Jean François Porchez.

Doyald Young receiving the 2010 SOTA Typography Award

Doyald Young receiving the 2010 SOTA Typography Award from the hands of James Greishaber. August 2010.

Doyald Young receiving the 2010 SOTA Typography Award

Doyald Young receiving the 2010 SOTA Typography Award from the hands of James Greishaber. August 2010.

Miriam Banjes, Doyald Young

Marian Bantjes, Doyald Young.

Doyald Young website
Doyald Young, wikipedia updated page after 1st March 2011.
Remembering Doyald Young, 1926-2011, blog.lynda.com
Doyald Young, Logotype Designer—Doyald’s Story, YouTube by lynda.com, November 2010.
Doyald Yound at TypeCon, YouTube by tipocracia, August 2010.
Remembering Doyald Young, Idsgn.org
Doyald Young RIP, typophile.com
Doyald Young, 1926-2011, The Dotted Line
Doyald Young: 2009 AIGA Medal, aiga.org
Doyald Young: 2010 SOTA Typography Award
Doyald Young interview, Typofonderie gazette

Jean François Porchez, 1 March 2011

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