Word has come that Joshua Prince (a.k.a. Dust La Rock) has unexpectedly passed away at the age of 38. Prince was the co-founder of the Fool’s Gold record label and also served as the imprint’s creative director and chief designer since its launch in 2007.

“It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of original Fool’s Gold co-founder and art director Joshua Prince, a.k.a. Dust La Rock,” the label writes on its website. “His singular talent and uncompromising vision set a foundation for our label as a beacon for artists. He will be missed dearly by the Fool’s Gold family and the creative community at large.”

XLR8R spoke with Prince about his design work and artistic inspirations in a 2009 Vis-Ed feature for our print magazine, an article which can still be read here.