Spitting Image creator and Channel 4 designer Martin Lambie-Nairn dies
Genius of British television Martin Lambie-Nairn has died aged 75, his heartbroken family has confirmed.
The designer was responsible for creating the iconic Channel 4 logo, and is one of the inventors behind the satirical television puppet show Spitting Image.
In a statement shared online, his family confirmed Lambie-Nairn died on Christmas Day, and his cause of death has yet to be confirmed.
The announcement read: "We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Martin Lambie-Nairn on Christmas Day.
"In a career spanning five decades, Martin was widely acknowledged as one of the leading graphic designers and creative directors of his generation."
The statement went on to outline Lambie-Nairns impressive portfolio of work, pulling the strings behind the TV series Spitting Image among other creative pursuits.
It continued: "From his groundbreaking identity for the launch of Channel 4 in 1982 and the rebranding of BBC News to his appointment as a Royal Designer for Industry and creating the original idea and concept for the TV series Spitting Image, Martin’s accolades and achievements are too numerous to list.
"His exceptional work, kindness and infectious creative spirit touched the lives of so many people."
The statement finished: "He will be hugely missed by everyone who had the privilege to work alongside him over the years."
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