The Creative Design Director at Pokemon Company international, Eric Medalle, has passed away yesterday afternoon after an accident. Medalle was taking his daughter for a drive in a nearby park when a Douglas Fir was pushed over by high winds onto their SUV. His daughter only suffered minor injuries as a bystander pulled her out of the car.
Medalle was responsible for designing nearly every TCG logo so far and for the Dream Radar and XY logos. In addition to working as an artist for GEN IV and V mainline games, he has had a hand in some spinoffs like Pokemon Ranger and Pokemon Conquest.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Medalle’s family.