Cuban-born American graphic designer Pablo Ferro has passed away at the age of 83. Best known for his film title work, Pablo died as a result of complications following pneumonia this weekend just gone.
One of the self-taught animator’s first real forays into the world of design came when he paired up with the late, great Marvel head-honcho Stan Lee on a series of sci-fi comics in the late 1950s. He then went on to specialise in movies, with his work featuring in over 100 films, most notably the madcap Stanley Kubrick classic, Dr Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb. His hand-drawn overlays for that film’s iconic credit sequence have made it one of the most loved in Hollywood history.
Pablo continued to work until the 1990s, providing visual material for films as diverse as Silence of the Lambs, Men in Black, and the Eddie Murphy-remake of Doctor Doolittle.
As industry insiders Variety point out in its obituary, 12 of the films Pablo lent a hand to picked up Oscars; a pretty impressive haul by anyone’s standards.
His name might not be immediately familiar to those outside film buff circles, but you’ll likely know a tonne of the man’s work. Catch up on a career-spanning collection of it below.
- An angry doughnut faces off with a timid computer technician in Megacomputeur’s latest film
- Exploring the space between humans and computers: Coralie Vogelaar on bin-packing algorithms
- From South Korea, Ghana to Berlin, Alexander Beer captures the people of the world
- Natalie Keyssar captures Guyana on the cusp of dramatic change
- Nizar Kazan’s Lausanne typeface is a product of his analytical design approach
- Your chance to work with María Medem on an illustrated calendar for 2020
- "I felt I saw the world with different eyes": Jaimy Gail on photographing the concept of normalcy
- Let Salvador Dalí tell your future in a new edition of tarot cards
- Book of Roy: Neil Drabble photographs an American teenager over the course of eight years
- Fyre Festival’s digital designer Tokyo tells its story, two years on
- Ikea unveils its latest toy creatures based on kids drawings
- Fed & Watered is a new studio with a specific output: all things food, drink and hospitality