Anton Furst was a English production designer, mostly known for his work on Neil Jordan's The Company of Wolves and Tim Burton's Batman. He is particularly remembered for designing the film's Batmobile, which was also featured in Batman Returns. Furst was unable to contibute to Batman Returns due to contractual obligations.
In 1991 Furst and his assistants were hired by DC Comics to create an architectural scheme for Gotham City in the comics. The change was explained by having a mad bomber demolish buildings, changing Gotham's skyline. These designs, known now as Old Gotham City, were used prominently until 1998, when they wrote them out of continuity with an earthquake.
Tragically, Furst committed suicide November 24, 1991. Furst had separated from his wife and began taking Halcion, a sleeping drug that had been banned in Britain due to its possible side effects of amnesia, paranoia and depression. His drinking also became more of a problem. He was about to check into a rehab in 1992, and told his friends he was going to the car to fetch his cigarettes and jumped off an eighth story parking deck.