The Passing of CBS’ Lou Dorfsman

Things got busy yesterday and we’d almost forgotten to share with you the sad news that Lou Dorfsman, the long time Design Chief at CBS passed away last week. One of the most respected and praised designers working in branding, he assembled nearly everything at the network over his career of 40 years there, from advertisements to entire sets. Steven Heller put together this terrific obituary in the NY Times for the industry legend, which tells his story beautifully. For more, we’d also highly recommend reading Jim Schachterle‘s thoughts about Dorfsman from earlier this year over at SpeakUp, which talks at length about his famous Gastrotypographicalassemblage wall in the CBS cafeteria and includes a batch of great photos of the icon at work.

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