The multi-talented Hans Reichel, 1949-2011
November 23, 2011 5:57 PM Subscribe
posted by flapjax at midnite (25 comments total)
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Hans Reichel, of Wuppertal, Germany, maker of exquisitely beautiful guitars
, on which he made exquisitely beautiful
of the delightfully expressive daxophone
, on which he made delightfully expressive
and often humorous
music, creator of elegant fonts
and architect of one of the most endearingly creative flash websites
you'll ever see, has died
at the age of 62.
My second Metafilter post, back in 2006, was on Hans Reichel
, and it didn't get a lot of notice at the time: a small reflection, I suppose, of the fact that Hans has not as yet received the wider attention that his work so greatly deserves. Hopefully this post will lead a few more people in the direction of this amazing artist's work.
I'd like to just add that Hans' flash website is something that requires a bit of time, so your exploration of it should be reserved for a time when you... have some time! But there's a lot of great (often very funny) stuff there to learn about, do and explore. Highly recommended, but not for those in a hurry.
RIP, Hans Reichel.