Designer Amid Capeci Dies

Former Newsweek designer Amid Capeci died earlier this week after a battle with skin cancer. A thousand people paid their respects Friday night at a wake in his hometown of Port Chester, N.Y. Capeci started at Newsweek during the mid-'90s, having arrived from Esquire, and made a name for himself designing tributes to Princess Diana. By Sept. 11, 2001, he had helped produce some of the most unforgettable issues in the magazine’s history. From there he went on to be design director at Rolling Stone and ultimately ended up at Entertainment Weekly, where he worked tirelessly despite his looming battle with cancer. Simon Barnett, an old Newsweek colleague, posted on the Society of Publication Designers website: “Amid was truly a master designer, humorist, storyteller, manager and pop trivia savant … To his children: Your father was as good and talented a man as I ever knew. Live happy lives and do him proud.”