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Heinz Edelmann

Heinz Edelmann, a graphic designer best known for his work as art director of the 1968 Beatles film "Yellow Submarine," died last Tuesday at a hospital in Stuttgart, Germany, according to the city's State Academy of Art and Design. Edelmann was 75. No cause of death was given

Born in 1934 in Aussig in the former Czechoslovakia, Edelmann studied at the Dusseldorf Art Academy and became a freelance graphic designer in 1958

In addition to his work on "Yellow Submarine," Edelmann designed many book covers, including the first German edition of J.R.R. Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings."

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