Anthony Goldschmidt, the iconic founder of Intralink Graphic Design, passed away June 17 surrounded by family and friends. He was 71 and is survived by his wife, Cari Rachel, whom he called Five. Goldschmidt was a most accomplished designer of movie posters, and a favorite of directors from Ron Howard to Steven Spielberg and Christopher Nolan. Most recently, Oscar producers Brian Grazer and Michael Rosenberg selected him for the honor of designing the official poster for the 84th Academy Awards.
Over the course of his long career, he worked on the campaigns and designed some of the most memorable posters of the last 50 years. Those films include Young Frankenstein, Blazing Saddles, The Color Purple, Cocoon, E.T., Blade Runner, The Lost Boys, Empire of the Sun, Rain Man, A Few Good Men, Thelma and Louise, Chaplin, The Shawshank Redemption, The Crow, Apollo 13, Twister, Psycho, The Green Mile, The Perfect Storm, A.I., Cinderella Man, The Aviator, The DaVinci Code, Angels and Demons, Batman Begins and The Dark Knight.
The Yale grad began on Madison Avenue as art director of J. Walter Thompson, New York, NY, before joining Warner Bros as a production assistant and beginning his long Hollywood career. Among the accolades bestowed on him during the course of his career, Goldschmidt won nine Clio Awards, 10 Art Directors Club of Los Angeles Awards, 26 Golden Trailer Awards, and 6 Graphic Design Gold Awards. He was actively involved with supporting the S.A.F.E campaign, the World Wildlife Fund, and Oceana. In lieu of flowers, his family requests donations be made to any of those organizations.