Horst Deppe: Passing of a legend

Horst embodied the spirit of NSCAD, technical expertise, critical and flexible thinking, and most importantly it's whimsy.

Tonight, I discovered the passing of Horst Deppe. Horst was a teacher of typography and communication design at NSCAD many years ago. His effect on me was indelible.

I always was in awe of his presence. His ability to draw out perfection was unmatched. He had a gentle side that never showed ego, nor pretentiousness.

Horst embodied the spirit of NSCAD, technical expertise, critical and flexible thinking, and most importantly, whimsy.

Horst embodied the spirit of NSCAD, technical expertise, critical and flexible thinking, and most importantly, whimsy.

There is comfort that his legacy will live on in those he taught and through his work. Celebrate Horst; to me, a legend. Thank you, my friend. You are missed but never forgotten.

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Frank Orlando

A senior communications professional with three decades of client experience. Instructor at Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University, lecturer of communication design, technology and illustration. Principal of Orlando Media Company, a creative practice providing strategic direction, creative vision, and human focused branding.