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Deborah Sussman dies at 83; L.A. designer known for bold use of color
Deborah Sussman dies at 83; L.A. designer known for bold use of color

Designer Deborah Sussman, whose bold color choices for thousands of 1984 Olympics signs, gateways, pylons, uniforms and venue exteriors were at first controversial but came to define the look of the event in Los Angeles, died at home Tuesday in West Los Angeles. She was 83. The cause was breast cancer, said her husband, Paul Prejza. Sussman used her signature combination of bright hues such as magenta and chrome yellow, sometimes mixed with pastels, to create graphics and signage that can be found in buildings and cityscapes worldwide. She also designed for the concert stage, including for a Rolling Stones tour. One of the last projects in which she was involved was signage for Grand...

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