shigeo fukuda, graphic designer; ray yoshida, artist/teacher

The art world recently saw the deaths of two prominent talents...

Shigeo Fukuda, an influential Japanese graphic designer who was known for acerbic antiwar and environmental advocacy posters that distilled complex concepts into compelling images of logo-simplicity, died in Tokyo on January 11. He was 76: Shigeo Fukuda, Graphic Designer, Dies at 76.

Ray Yoshida, whose mysteriously comical, semi-abstract paintings and collages and four decades of teaching at the Art Institute of Chicago influenced generations of prominent artists, died on Saturday in Kauai, Hawaii. He was 78: Ray Yoshida, Collage Artist, Painter and Teacher, Dies at 78.

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