The Legend Massimo Vignelli was best known for being the “Grandfather of Graphic Design” for redesigning the iconic New York City subway map back in the 1970s, responsible for designing brands like American Airlines, IBM, Bloomingdales’s and more. Being the most influential designer of our past century, his legacy will live on. Thank you Massimo for inspiring us.

The life of a designer is a life of fight. Fight against the ugliness. Just like a doctor fights against disease. For us, the visual disease is what we have around, and what we try to do is cure it somehow with design.

Photo taken by New York photographer John Madere

About Massimo Vignelli via Wikipedia

Massimo Vignelli has worked in a wide variety of areas, including interior design, environmental design, package design, graphic design, furniture design, and product design. His clients at Vignelli Associates have included high-profile companies such as IBM, Knoll, Bloomingdale's and American Airlines.

In 1971, Massimo resigned from Unimark, in part because the design vision which he supported became diluted as the company diversified and increasingly stressed marketing, rather than design. Soon after, Massimo and Lella Vignelli founded Vignelli Associates. He and his wife continue to work from their New York office.

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Read More about Massimo Vignelli via Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massimo_Vignelli


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