Massimo + Lella Vignelli of Vignelli Associates | Image via
One of my favorite designers, Massimo Vignelli, passed away earlier this week. Massimo’s design contributions are numerous. Most notably, NYC’s subway signage, the Bloomingdales logo and American Airlines’ logo as well. He and his wife started their NYC design studio Vignelli Associates, in 1971, where they worked together for over 50 years! (You gotta admire the fact that they were married and worked together for the majority of their lives. Now that shows a lot of love and respect for each other! ♥) Their work includes design contributions in the field of package design, housewares and furniture.
Here are some of My favorite Vignelli contributions to our daily life . . .
The infamous Bloomie’s logo . . . image via Kingy Design History
A 1972 version of a NYC Subway Map designed by Massimo. Still looks extremely modern.| image via
NYC Subway signage | image via Design Assembly I Love the city’s subway signage and photograph it whenever I go to NYC . . . which sadly, is not often enough . . .
I truly love the simplicity and boldness of Vignelli’s designs. He helped to bring beauty to the things we see and use every day. Something I am a major proponent of.