Arturo Vega Painter and Graphic Designer Dies In New York | What's new in Visual Communication? |

Arturo Vega, painter and graphic designer best known for his logo for the Punk band The Ramones, has died at the age of 65. Vega also designed some of their early album covers, as well as the now iconic logo for the bands T-shirts at their concerts. The design was inspired by the US Presidential seal which caught his eye, after a trip to Washington DC. Vega was never paid royalties for the design, which he sold to Sire records, a subsidiary of Warner Bros music. The T shirts sold in the millions and Vega never benefited from the intellectual property, an ongoing thorn in his side till the end.