Biography of the Massimo Vignelli

Born: January 10, 1931
Milan, Italy
Graphic Designer, Industrial Designer, Architect

His works cover nearly all spheres of design, including advertisement, branding, package design, as well as industrial, interior, and architectural design. Vignelli is a big fan of the modernist movement, and his works are always clear and free of junk or fuss. Also, he is a big fan of the Helvetic font, which he often uses in his creations.

His cooperation with the Unimark International was his first major veer toward identity and branding, and the studio promptly joined the group of the world’s largest ones. Massimo developed a signature style for international companies, such as American Airlines (the only company whose style has remained unchanged for the last 50 years), Bloomingdales and Knoll.

His works have been published worldwide, and some of them have joined various museum collections, including one presented at the Museum of Contemporary Arts, the Metropolitan Museum of Art (http://www.metmuseum.org/), and the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum (http://www.cooperhewitt.org/). Together with his wife, Massimo came up with a huge number of excellent projects, some of which are still popular and continue to evolve, pretty much thanks to their location in New York.

Massimo Vignelli death: May 27, 2014, New York City, New York, United States