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Massimo Vignelli

January

1931 Born in Milan, Italy


“I

f you can design one thing, then you can design

First visit to U.S. on fellowship from Towle Silversmiths in Massachusetts

everything.

1957 1960

Establishes Office of Design and Architecture in Milan with wife, Lella Vignelli

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“O

ne life is too short for doing

everything.

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1965

Becomes co-founder and design director of Unimark International Corporation

1966

1967

Knoll Poster Design

American Airlines Corporate Identity

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1971

1972

1976

Establishes Vignelli Associates with Lella

NYC Subway Map

USA Bicentennial Poster

Bloomingdales Logo & Packaging


“W

e like design to be visually powerful,

intellectually elegant, and above all timeless.

1978

Establishes Vignelli Designs with Lella

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1984 European Iceburg Toronto Poster IBM Logo Page 4


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1992

1998

Brookstone Packaging Identity

Ducati Corporate Identity


“T

he life of a designer is a life of fight against the ugliness.

“I

f you do it right, it will last

forever.

2008

Update of NYC Subway Map

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Vignelli Award Years

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04 Booklet design by Shayna Eddy


Massimo Vignelli***