He'd been ill for the past year, and this was not unexpected news. Glenn started his career in Toronto designing books at Coach House Press, and also printing typographically playful limited editions under his own imprint, Imprimerie Dromadaire. He moved to Montreal, where, among other things, he designed numerous books and posters for the Canadian Centre for Architecture, and book jackets for McGill-Queens Press. We never met Glenn in person, but he did call in Vancouver once and we had an enjoyable chat, swapping stories about mutual acquaintances. The Gaspereau Press blog recounts a trip to visit Glenn last spring with some good photos.
Sad news for Glenn's family and friends, but with time they can focus not on his passing but on all that is still with us. Like this little piece that he "translated, designed, composed and vandercooked" in 1983 titled The Topography of Typography by El Lissitzky, which we believe was issued as part of Bill Hoffer's TANKS series (three leaves printed on mulberry paper, in a printed yellow wrap).