For millions of fans tuning into “The Young and the Restless” each weekday, the brushstroke that makes up the iconic “Y&R” logo both during the opening title sequence and the end credit title sequence (if viewed online or internationally on some TV networks) has become a staple for the daytime drama series since its introduction in 1984. The graphic art that has been recognized all across the world was designed by artist Sandy Dvore. Sadly, the illustrator and title designer died at the age of 86 on Friday, November 20, reports The Hollywood Reporter.
Dvore, a native of Chicago, was born on August 28, 1934. From 1953-1954 he studied at the American Academy of Art before relocating to Los Angeles shortly after. In addition to “Y&R,” other TV design work created by Dvore includes such shows as “Knots Landing,” “The Waltons,” and “The Partridge Family,” among countless others. He also did design work for such greats as Diana Ross, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Liza Minnelli and her late mother Judy Garland, along with a host of others.
Dvore is survived by his Chicago-based sister and brother-in-law, three nephews and great-nieces and nephews.
In an Instagram post on his profile page, a message read, “Sandy passed away peacefully just before midnight on November 20. I am relieved that he is no longer in pain. He was at home where he wanted to be with Kid and family. Someone was with him and holding his hand as he passed. I’m sorry to share this sad news as I know how fond of him and how much everyone enjoyed his stories.”
You can view a creative portfolio of Dvore’s work below in a compilation video created by the Hollywood Museum that also includes commentary by Dvore.