In memoriam: George Lois (1931 – 2022)

by Editors Staff

George Lois, the American promoting and graphic design titan, died in his Manhattan house on Friday 18 November 2022. He was 91. His loss of life was confirmed by his son, Luke, to The New York Instances, and comes two months after the loss of life of his spouse, Rosemary, an artist whom he met on the primary day they attended Pratt Institute in September 1949, and to whom he was dearly devoted. They had been collectively for 71 years.

Muhammad Ali as Saint Sebastian on the duvet of Esquire

(Picture credit score: Esquire)

As an artwork director, Lois was as visionary as they arrive. From telling the world how simple it’s to work a Xerox machine (a monkey might do it), to turning a then-floundering MTV right into a pop-cultural phenomenon, and allegedly inspiring the character of Don Draper in Mad Males, Lois’ many achievements additionally embody making a decade’s price of groundbreaking US Esquire journal covers, 38 of that are within the everlasting assortment of New York’s Museum of Trendy Artwork. These iconic photographs embody Muhammad Ali as Saint Sebastian (‘He pointed to every of the arrows and named them after individuals who had been actually after him,’ Lois recounts) and Andy Warhol drowning in an enlarged can of Campbell’s tomato soup. 

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