Remembering Hillman Curtis, the man behind some amazing art and design films

20 April 2012


Of course the loss of any life is deeply saddening, but the news that designer-cum-filmmaker Hillman Curtis lost his batte with cancer two days ago, aged just 51, seems particularly devastating. Curtis has been responsible most recently for countless, genuinely insightful behind-the-scenes films, featuring an array of artists and designers (including Paula Scher, Lawrence Weiner (above) and Stefan Sagmeister, with whom Curtis was working on a project titled The Happy Film), all of whom seemed more than happy to welcome the gracious filmmaker into their lives. A big, big loss – not only for Curtis’ family, but for the design world as a whole.

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Alex Moshakis

Alex originally joined It’s Nice That as a designer but moved into editorial and oversaw the It’s Nice That magazine from Issue Six (July 2011) to Issue Eight (March 2012) before moving on that summer.

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