R.I.P. | Massimo Vignelli :: January 10, 1910 – May 27, 2014

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Massimo Vignelli May 27, 2014

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Massimo Vignelli
(American, born Milan, 1931)

Designer: Lella Vignelli (American (born Italy), Udine, 1934)
Manufacturer: Venini S.p.a.
Date: 1979
Medium: Glass
Dimensions: H. 3-1/2, W. 3-1/2 inches (8.8 x 8.8 cm.)
Classification: Glass
Credit Line: Gift of R. Craig Miller, in memory of Ozelle M. Stotts, 1988
Accession Number: 1988.385
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Line of glassware designed by Massimo Vignelli and produced by Venini & C., for the Italian Ciga Hotels. The corrugation of the glass surface creates shadows and reflections and was designed to add brilliance and elegance to the glass.3 1/2 in. high (8.9 cm) 7 1/8 in. high (18.1 cm)

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Tumbler

Massimo Vignelli
(American, born Milan, 1931)

Manufacturer: Venini S.p.a.
Date: 1957
Medium: Glass
Dimensions: H. 4-3/8, W. 3-1/8 inches (11.2 x 7.8 cm.)
Classification: Glass
Credit Line: Anonymous Gift, 1988
Accession Number: 1988.384
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The world lost one of its most articulate, prolific, and talented designers today.

When I think of Massimo Vignelli the word “classy” comes to mind.

And, every day when I’m a work looking at the dog’s breakfast of typefaces available for my use I recall his words of wisdom:

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Vignelli on Typefaces 1

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designKULTUR expresses our condolences to Massimo’s wife and partner, Lella, and his children, Luca and Valentina.

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Obituary by Michael Bierut | Massimo Vignelli, 1931-2014

Vladimir Belogolovsky | One-on-One: A Cult of  Objectivity: Interview with Massimo VIgnelli 

fedscoop | Massimo Vignelli: Timeless in D.C.

Massimo Vignelli: Timeless in D.C.
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AIGA | Massimo and Lella Vignelli: Biography by AIGA >

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Smithsonian.com | Remembering Massimo Vignelli, the Innovator Who Streamlined Design and Changed the Industry Forever:The famed designer passed away Tuesday at the age of 83

The New York Times | Massimo Vignelli: A Master in the Grammar of Design

Los Angeles Times | Massimo Vignelli dies at 83; graphic designer created N.Y. subway map

Massimo Vignelli: Timeless in D.C.

Metropolis Magazine | Massimo Vignelli: 1931-2014

Metropolis Magazine | Remembering Vignelli

Anthony Neil Dart | Vignelli Forever: 5 Phrases to Live By >

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Azure Magazine | In Memoriam: Massimo Vignelli

Dezeen | Massimo Vignelli dies aged 83

Bloomberg | Massimo Vignelli, Bloomingdale’s ‘Brown Bag’ Creator, Dies at 83

Fast Company | R.I.P. Massimo Vignelli, One Of The Greatest 20th Century Designers

Metropolitan Museum of Art | The Collection Online > Massimo Vignelli

GlassLab | Massimo Vignelli, Vignelli Associates:Vases, flasks, and bottles made with traditional Venetian forming techniques

Gizmodo India | Dear Massimo: 12 Designers Who Penned Letters To Their Hero >

 

Metropolis Magazine | Schematic chart of ideological and design changes from the 1960s to the present by Massimo Vignelli >

 

 

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The Vignelli Canon

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