Illustrator Nick Dewar dies at 37

Illustrator Nick Dewar, popular in design circles but perhaps best publicly known for his cover of book The Devil Wears Prada, has died at the age of 37, his agent Kate Larkworthy confirms.

No cause of death has been announced and details are scant at this point. Nick Dewar was born in Scotland, and lived Prague, London and New York before settling in California with his wife.

Dewar’s agent posted the following statement on her Facebook page:

Nick Dewar–what a lovely man and dedicated friend. I can’t believe he is gone in body but never, ever, ever in spirit. They surely threw away the mold when they made Nick. Those of us who were lucky to know him will have a void in our lives forever. Nick’s wife, Sri, can be reached at (redacted).

A small family service will be held in Newport Beach later this week. A memorial service will be held in New York at a later date. Contributions can be made in Nick’s name to radio station WFMU New Jersey.

If you’re interested in learning a bit more about Dewar, Design*Sponge did a profile of the artist and his home last year. You can also check out his stylish website, a showcase of many of his colorful, whimsical works.