On September 16, 2010 The Vignelli Center for Design Studies opened at the Rochester Institute of Technology. The Center contains the legendary Massimo Vignelli’s archives. In anticipation of the opening Vignelli did the press rounds.
Here he is on a short documentary by John Madere discussing the Center, beauty and how to fight ugliness:
Famous for his work designing the New York City subway map, you can explore his work thanks to The Vignelli Canon, available as a free PDF from his website.
Debbie Millman, kicked of a new season of her podcast “Design Matters” with a lively interview with Vignelli discussing his career, his favorite work, his approach to technology and why he only needs four typefaces. Listen here.
In this 30 minute interview Vignelli addresses his belief that bad design is vulgar and we must fight vulgarity: