Massimo. Vignelli. 1931–. “If you can design one thing, you can design everything” –Massimo Vignelli. Massimo Vignelli: interior designer environmental designer package designer graphic designer furniture designer package designer. GENIUS level designer.
you can design everything”
Massimo was born in Milan in 1931. He studied architecture in Milan and Vince. He then moved to NYC to start a company with his wife Lella.
Massimo is known for his genious knowledge of typography. He was recently featured in the independent documentary film “Helvetica.”
He stuck firmly to their design principles. Modernists stood for simplicity through basic geometric shapes.
Vignelli is a fairly new designer, but he has already made a huge mark on society and has influenced generations of designers. From his generation in the 70’s, to the current designers and for many generations to come.
The American Airlines logo is Massimo Vignelli’s most famous logo. It is simple, clean and timeless.
w i d e
variety of design.
He still does more...
A room with a table.
(notice beautiful ceiling)
St. Peter’s Church
Designed in 1966, this popular still sells out every year!
(i have one in my apartment and it looks amazing. it’s 4 feet wide by about 3 feet tall)
by Massimo and Lella Vignelli
All of Massimo’s designs reflect on his philosophies on design and also his life.
He believed that a good designer should be able to design anything.
He follows through when you see the wide variety of everything he does.
Massimo Vignelli now gives many lectures to school and to groups all over the world about his design.
syntactically consistent, and
I like to be visually powerful,
intellectually elegant, and
above all timeless
1982 New York Art Directors Club Hall of Fame
1983 AIGA Gold Medal
1985 Presidential Design Award (given by Ronald Regan)
1993 New York State Governor's Award of Excellence
2004 Visionary Award from the Museum and Art and Design, NYC
Parsons School of Design
He was also given a fellowship from the
Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago Illinois.
“Design is One” Lella and Massimo Vignelli. Images Publishing. NYC 2006.