My friend and mentor Darrin Perry, former Creative Director of Wired Magazine , passed away over the holiday weekend. He was only 39 years old. I am devastated... it was three awesome years we spent collaborating first as professionals, and then as friends... and now its over. I will miss him. I will miss working with him. He had a significant impact on publications from Sports Illustrated to Wired.
Here is the obituary. There is a guest book for those who wish to leave their condolences. Link
says, "Perry led the 2002 redesign of Wired Magazine
, which freshened the look and feel of the aging geek bible while making it more legible."
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