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Tip Sampliner – RIP

Cartoonist (and inventor) Arthur ‘Tip’ Sampliner has passed away.

Arthur Tipling (Tip) Sampliner
October 19, 1943 – January 21, 2020


industrial designer/inventor, professor
Bayside Times political cartoonist


From Humanistic Robotics:

Tip is an extraordinary inventor and designer: holding over 35 US patents; he has won several awards including the 1st Prize at the Popai Show for his Vacuum Coffee Dispensing System. Throughout his career, he has worked on a large variety of projects in several different fields including architecture, packaging design, exhibit design, point of purchase, and of course, industrial design.

From the obituary:

Tip was an adjunct professor at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, where he taught production methods in the industrial design department for more than 15 years. His students called him “legendary” for his knowledge of materials, manufacturing, and design. In one of his Pratt projects, he designed a lightweight tandem biodiesel car for a student-faculty team to prototype.

More from the obituary:

Tip was known for his punning sense of humor, and for many years had served as the political cartoonist for The Bayside Edition of the TimesLedger newspaper, for which he won several awards from the New York Press Association.

From the QNS hometown notice of death:

Saunders does not remember exactly when Sempliner began drawing cartoons for the Bayside Times but believes it was sometime “in the 1990s” when he got to know the newspaper’s former owners.

His cartoons were often commentaries or critiques on current events, politics and pop culture. Saunders recalled that her husband won an award for the best editorial cartoon in the 1996 New York Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest.

“He was a good guy with a great sense of humor. He was interesting to be with and was very knowledgable,” Saunders said.



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