Dutch typographer and graphic designer Wim Crouwel dies at 90

Wim Crouwel, the renowned Dutch graphic designer responsible for the identity of Amsterdam’s Stedelijk Museum for more than two decades and founder of Total Design, has died aged 90. Dutch typographer and graphic designer Crouwel, nicknamed Mr Gridnik, died last week in his hometown of Amsterdam at the age of 90. Tributes from around the world Tributes have flooded […]

Bill Yoast Dies: Inspiration For Coach Portrayal In ‘Remember The Titans’ Was 94

Bill Yoast, the football coach whose personality was portrayed by Will Patton in the film Remember The Titans, has died. He was 94 and passed at an assisted living facility in Springfield, Virginia, according to a news release from the Alexandria City Public Schools. Yoast coached at Francis C. Hammond High School, an all-white school, before integration in the […]

Bruce Langhorne, Mr Tambourine Man Inspiration, Dies at 78

Bruce Langhorne, an influential session guitarist who often collaborated with Bob Dylan and inspired his song “Mr. Tambourine Man,” has died. He was 78. Family friend Cynthia Riddle said Sunday that Langhorne died Friday (April 14) at his home in Venice, Calif., of kidney failure. The musical prodigy was born in Tallahassee, Fla., but from the […]

Big Mac Creator and Early McDonald’s Franchise Owner Dies at 98

The creator of the Big Mac has died. Jim Delligatti lived to 98 and is best known as a McDonald’s (NYSE:MCD) restaurant franchisee in Uniontown, Pennsylvania. His story and success show that one franchise owner can have a big league impact on the overall company. Indeed, Delligatti’s experimentation and “special sauce” propelled McDonald’s ahead of […]

Ray Tomlinson, Inventor of Modern Email, Dies at Age 74

Raymond Tomlinson, the inventor of modern email and a technological leader, has died, his employer said Sunday. Tomlinson died Saturday, the Raytheon Co. said; the details were not immediately available. Email existed in a limited capacity before Tomlinson in that electronic messages could be shared amid multiple people within a limited framework. But until his […]