Martin Lambie-Nairn dead at 75: Fans mourn Spitting Image creator ‘Utterly devastated’

Martin Lambie-Nairn dead at 75: Fans mourn Spitting Image creator ‘Utterly devastated’

12/28/2020

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Creator of the satirical television puppet show Spitting Image, Martin Lambie-Nairn has died aged 75. His family confirmed he passed away on Christmas Day.

We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Martin Lambie-Nairn on Christmas Day

Family statement

His cause of death is yet to be announced.

The family’s announcement, which was shared online, 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.”

It went on to outline the designer’s impressive portfolio of work, including creating the iconic Channel 4 logo among other 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 concluded with a touching tribute to the creator: “He will be hugely missed by everyone who had the privilege to work alongside him over the years.”

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