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Massimo Vignelli Had ‘No Regrets’

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified May 30, 2014 01:06 AM
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by Promila Shastri last modified May 29, 2014

The great graphic designer Massimo Vignelli died this week, leaving an incomparable body of work that included iconic subway signage, a calendar that remains timeless, coffee mugs, department store visual identities, and furniture for Knoll and Heller—an oeuvre that continues to beguile first-year students and the design cognoscenti with equal — Continue reading …




 

 

5-070511-awblog-3088The great graphic designer Massimo Vignelli died this week, leaving an incomparable body of work that included iconic subway signage, a calendar that remains timeless, coffee mugs, department store visual identities, and furniture for Knoll and Helleran oeuvre that continues to beguile first-year students and the design cognoscenti with equal ardor.

In the weeks prior to his passing, the designer’s son, Luca, sensing his father’s decline, spearheaded a “Dear Massimo” letter writing campaign, beseeching Vignelli’s admirers to express their appreciation in writinga campaign which generated 1,000 letters in the span of days.

In a New York Times video, a weakened Vignelli sifts through the pile of heartfelt letters from both famous designers and unknown fans, and modestly concludes, “Let’s say if I died soon, I would die very happy. No regrets.” How lucky for him that the regrets are reserved only for those he’s left behind.StationView_homea_3x-horizontalScreen shot 2014-05-29 at 4.09.11 PM587853aadfdba026379e67befbb3afb7vignelli-handkerchief-chair215-high-b

Credits: New York Times; New York Magazine


 

 

 
 
 

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