Massimo Vignelli Makes Books

In this video cre­ated by Pentagram’s Michael Bierut and Aron Fay for Mohawk, Mas­simo Vignelli dis­cusses his process of design­ing a book using a grid sys­tem. He draws out each page on paper, includ­ing the pho­tos. To me this seems so inef­fi­cient, but it works for him. It’s so fas­ci­nat­ing to get a glimps into his design process.

Along with the video a small lim­ited edi­tion jour­nal with Vignelli’s grid from the film is printed on 100 inte­rior pages made of Mohawk Superfine. You can get a copy of the jour­nal from Mohawk. Got me one!

1 Comment on "Massimo Vignelli Makes Books"

  • Thanks for shar­ing the video, work of experts in any field is inspi­ra­tional for new com­ers. Although he uses old way of design­ing, but I think it’s good idea for new­bies. After draw­ing on paper, they have to do-little efforts to con­vert it to dig­i­tal media.