Today, The Stranger’s Mike Nipper posted a heartfelt, thoughtful and moving memorial for his friend Dale Yarger, who passed away a few weeks back. I can’t see how we can add much more to what Mike posted and you should read it. Dale will be greatly missed.
Among a great many other things, and one of the reasons it makes sense to post about this here, Dale designed the Sub Pop logo while working at The Rocket with Bruce Pavitt.
I will add one very small thing, though. I worked with Dale at Fantagraphics Books for a brief time sometime right around 1994. I won’t pretend that we were super close friends but we took the same bus home after work and I liked him a lot. From the start, he was always incredibly friendly and generous and just obviously a very good guy. This was maybe a small thing, but it seemed very big to me at the time. Still does. And, I am grateful. Thanks, Dale.