J.C. Suares (1942-2013)
During his lengthy career, he designed or redesigned publications including New York magazine, Variety, the New York Times, Broadcasting & Cable, Connoisseur, Buzz, Inc. and Fast Company. Suares was the founding creative director of Poz and 7 Days magazines.
Steven Heller, in the New York Times, writes:
For decades The Times refused to hire an editorial cartoonist or have art on the editorial page. But when the Op-Ed page was introduced in 1970, Mr. Suares -- with the blessings of the page's editor, Harrison Salisbury, and The Times's design director, Louis Silverstein -- adopted a daring idea: Rather than restrict artists to illustrating only specific passages of text, give them license to interpret an entire article.The approach helped guide the paper into a new visual era and influenced other newspapers and magazines."It was time for a big change," he said in a video history commemorating the Op-Ed page's 40th anniversary. "I wanted the art to be well drawn, and I wanted to create some kind of emotional reaction."
Variety reports "died July 30 in New York City of heart failure after two surgeries to battle a virulent infection that had spread through his system."