Ian Noble Tribute
  • I just read about Ian's death.

    I live in Amsterdam and only just heard. I was shocked and saddened.
    We were friends for a long time although we did not see each other very often.

    We met at ATypl sitting outside a Café on a freezing cold evening in Frankfurt.
    We both wore Boss raincoats, I went back to the hotel wearing his, he wore mine.
    We became friends after that.

    Ian was affable, charming, a great intellect without being 'retentiv'!.
    An outstanding educator and a real larger than life character.
    He gave so much of value to his profession. Design education will be much poorer without him.

    I still have the book the designed about the various seas around the British Isles.
    I was proud that he chose to set it in one of my Foundry typefaces.

    We will all miss him.

    David Quay
    Amsterdam 06 04 13