Musician, artist and film star Prince died aged 57 at his Paisley Park home yesterday. The global superstar sold more than 100 million albums and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004. Over the course of his career the enigmatic musician released 39 albums and in 2007 played a run of 21 concerts at the O2 in London, performing 504 songs over 52 and a half hours to half a million people. That same year his Superbowl performance attracted 140 million viewers. His films Purple Rain and Graffiti Bridge grossed more than £50m worldwide and the former won an Oscar for best original song score at the 1984 Academy Awards.
Below are some of the responses to the news of his death from across the world.
- “An endless love story”: Claudine Doury returns to the Amur River to photograph its people
- Peter Millard gives a humorous account of his journey so far
- “They’re the only things I would save in a fire”: A peak inside Hattie Stewart’s marvellous sketch books
- Illustrator Katy Stubbs on moulding her dishy stories out of clay
- Tom Noon on his musical, spontaneous and illustrative approach to graphic design
- Nazif Lopulissa rethinks the shapes and forms of the children’s playground
- “We want to challenge and disturb the audience”: meet graphic design studio Alliage
- Matt Willey leaves The New York Times Magazine and joins Pentagram
- Ikki Kobayashi’s new series investigates the tension between shapes and negative space
- “Perfectly beautiful things don’t attract me”: Heesun Seo on her nontraditional practice
- The Pantone Colour of the Year 2020 makes a statement about peace and communication
- Moleskine’s digital notebook and a visual inventory of Earth win Apple's Apps of the Year