Tributes to designer who pioneered TV news graphics

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Tributes have been paid to the American graphic design who revolutionised the way TV news is presented.

Ben Blank, who was credited with introducing the concept of putting logos and graphics behind newsreaders, died at his home in New Jersey earlier this month.

Until the late Fifties, most TV news broadcasts were “visually austere”, the New York Times says in its tribute to Blank.

Channel 4’s video package on Blank’s work can be found here.

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