Hillman Curtis, 1961-2012
The design community has suffered another tragic loss with the passing of Hillman Curtis, who died yesterday after what an announcement on his website called "a long and fiercely-fought battle with colon cancer."
This sad news comes on the heels of the untimely passing of noted magazine designers Amid Capeci and Joe Kimberling, who both lost their own battles with cancer earlier this year.
As a filmmaker Curtis first gained notoriety with his online "Artist Series" -- short documentaries on designers/artists including Milton Glaser, Paula Scher, David Carson, Stefan Sagmeister, James Victore, Pentagram Design Group, and the filmmaker Mark Romanek. He also has made several short dramatic films and has filmed national commercials for IBM and Blackberry, as well as commercial web content for Sprint, Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, SVA, Rolling Stone and many others.