May 23, 2018

POSTED BY

Celeste Hylton-James

CATEGORY

Robert Indiana Lives on with “LOVE”

new york branding sports graphic design agency

Pop Artist Robert Indiana has passed away, but his “LOVE” will never die. This past weekend, the “pre-eminent figure” left his transcendental typographic work behind after experiencing respiratory failure. Indiana’s work defined the “Love Generation” of the youth during the 60s and 70s, inspiring many artists and visionaries that we …

new york branding sports graphic design agency

Pop Artist Robert Indiana has passed away, but his “LOVE” will never die.

This past weekend, the “pre-eminent figure” left his transcendental typographic work behind after experiencing respiratory failure. Indiana’s work defined the “Love Generation” of the youth during the 60s and 70s, inspiring many artists and visionaries that we look to today. Many of these admirers included Author Erich Segal, who wrote the famous line, “Love means never having to say you’re sorry.”

new york branding sports graphic design agency

Before Robert Indiana became who we know today, he was known as Robert Clark, a graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. As he settled in the lively culture of New York City in 1954, he created countless “paintings of type, numbers, and symbols.” At the time, “LOVE” was exclusively designed, two-dimensionally, for MoMA’s Christmas cards in 1965. Five years later, it manifested into a steel sculpture that we all recognize today.

In memory of Robert Indiana, carry out this message, “LOVE” today. It will never die.