Massimo Vignelli Passes Away at 83

“The life of a designer is a life of fight against the ugliness.” —Massimo Vignelli

Graphic designers world wide are mourning the loss of Massimo Vignelli (May 27, 2014). If you’ve ever flown on American Airlines, shopped Bloomingdales, used the NYC subway system or visited a National Park, you’ve been impacted by the design of Vignelli. Tributes are starting to trickle out about this great man and champion against ugliness.  Below are some recent articles on Massimo:

Here is a great article on Vignelli by Ellen Shapiro of Print Magazine.

Massimo’s Heraldic Newspaper

Style Icon: Massimo Vignelli

Massimo Vignelli, 1931-2014 by Michael Bierut

One gift that Vignelli has left behind for posterity is “The Vignelli Canon”, a small booklet of design wisdom. Click on the image below to down load a pdf of this priceless document. Rest in peace Massimo.



(Below) Big Think Interview With Massimo Vignelli

(36 minutes)

(Below) Massimo Makes Books (Grids)

(2.5 minutes)

“If ou do it right, it will last forever.”
 — Massimo Vignelli


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