Almost a year ago, I found this copy of Photoplay in an antique shop in Cambria. Today prompted me to pull it out. View the full Photoplay cover on Flickr.
I only met him twice at Art Center, but he was a genius at lettering. I will treasure my signed copy of “Fonts & Logos” forever.
Here is an excellent LetterCult article on Doyald Young (Sept. 2008).
It is with great sadness that the Mexican Cultural Institute (MCI) and Latino Consultants (LC) inform our art community about the early passing of our dear friend, Alberto Varela.
On behalf of all the MCI board members and officers, we wish to express our most sincere condolences and sympathy to Alberto’s family, friends and admirers.
Alberto was a talented artist, photographer and mentor. He was full of energy and passion. We’ve lost a great community leader and artist. He will be missed and remembered with great affection, not only by those who had the pleasure to work with him, but by everyone in the extended MCI & Latino Consultants familia who were lucky enough to know him.
I never met the man, but I have been admiring his Frida painting for years.