May 2014

Massimo Vignelli: "You Can Design Everything"

Massimo Vignelli, FSEGD, the graphic designer whose Modernist sensibility lent new clarity to signage and information in public spaces, died May 27 at his home in Manhattan. He was 83.

Named an SEGD Fellow in 2001, Vignelli called himself an “information architect,” and he stamped all of his work—from his controversial New York City subway map to books and corporate identities and even church pews—with a signature clarity, simplicity, and rigor.

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