Man of Letters, Charlie Hughes, Rest in Peace

Blog Post Update (Sunday, March 12, 2017) by Maura Lynch:

Here are Janey Westin's details for the upcoming memorial service for Charlie Hughes:

Saturday, March 25th 2:00 p.m.
Lakewood Cemetery Chapel
3600 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis
Attire of jeans and happy colors is requested. If you have something calligraphic to wear, all the better! This will be a celebration of Charlie's life, of which letters were a huge part.  

To view the obituary, click here.

To read a lovely Star Tribune memorial profile about "the artist behind classic fonts and logos" click here.

Original post (January 31, 2017) by Maura Lynch:

Every so often we are lucky enough in life to know a man who by all accounts is so well-loved by everyone who meets him.

Who is caring and modest and interested in others. Who is a gentleman. Who is devoted to his loving wife.

And who is dedicated to his craft. Who is talented, creative, innovative. Who is generous and giving.  Who is humble.

Our now-departed dear member, Charlie Hughes, gave us all the opportunity to know such a man. Sadly, he passed away last Thursday.

We will miss him. And on behalf of our entire membership, I want his beloved wife, our colleague and friend, Janey Westin, to know this: we love and support you and wish you peace in this time of sadness at the loss of your dear Charlie.

I extend many thanks to Diane von Arx who, unbidden, created the beautiful remembrance at right.

I invite you to offer any comments in the box below. Also, please email Rebekah Anderson if you have any photos you wish to share and we will start a photo gallery here as well: