Farewell to Renowned Designer, Ivan Chermayeff

Ivan Chermayeff—the graphic designer, illustrator and artist who created some of the world’s best-known logos—has passed away at 85 years old. While his name might not be famous, his designs certainly are, and will continue to be. Chermayeff’s firm Chermayeff & Geismar designed the Pan Am globe symbol and NBC’s peacock, but also created visuals for cultural and non-profit institutions including the Smithsonian’s sunburst logo, MoMA, the Southern Poverty Law Center and more. He told the Guardian, in 2014, “The goal is always to make something simple and memorable.”