Friday, March 30, 2012

Joe Kimberling, 1966-2012

We lost a dear friend of illustration yesterday, Joe Kimberling, the art director and designer of Los Angeles Magazine from 2000 to 2009. There's a lovely tribute to Joe on the LA Magazine site. Joe was born in Nebraska, went to school in my part of the world outside Kansas City and then got a Masters in Chicago, came to New York, worked at Entertainment Weekly where he was managing art director, a short stint with Roger Black and then headed west. An exquisite designer his work was honored by the Type Directors Club, Communication Arts, Society of Publication Designers and work he commissioned appeared in all the illustration award shows including ours. Following his stint at LA Magazine he went solo. His talent, his support of illustrators and good nature will be sorely missed.