Massimo Vignelli passed away this morning. I can’t even begin to explain how much of an influence he was on me. I wouldn’t know half of what I know about design if it weren’t for him. I will continue to learn from Massimo for years to come. He will be missed, but his work will live on for generations.
Riposi in pace, Massimo.
This short film by Process Creative for furniture and bag designer Stephen Kenn is just perfect. It’s beautifully shot and the story is very emotional. It really highlights how an object can carry so much history and sentiment.
For those who aren’t familiar with Charity: Water, they’re a non-profit organization that brings clean and safe drinking water to every person in the world. Most of us take clean drinking water for granted, but not everyone is so lucky. Here are some stats to ponder:
90% of the 30,000 deaths that occur every week from unsafe water and unhygienic living conditions are in children under five years old. The WHO reports that over 3.6% of the global disease burden can be prevented simply by improving water supply, sanitation, and hygiene.
For their September Campaign, Charity: Water invited 14 designers to create limited-edition India-inspired posters. The poster featured here was designed by Jonathan & Melissa Motzkin of Makewell.
The posters are only $20, and 100% of profits will go to water projects in Orissa, India. Get one here. Get some nice art to decorate your walls, and help get clean and safe water to people who need it.
To celebrate its third birthday, Design Assembly has retired the site and produced three lovely books archiving the past 3 years of published articles, comments, as well as showcasing new and exclusive words and images from some great contributors.
And it’s all done for a great cause: fighting cancer. 100% of profits from the sale of the book will be distributed globally between three cancer charities: Cancer Research UK, LIVESTRONG and WCRF International.
Great design. Great content. Great cause.
Purchase a copy from their site.
Massimo Vignelli turned 81 years old today. His work and ideas on design have had a huge influence on me. I thank him so much for that. Thank you, Massimo.
Another year has come and gone. Time flies as you get older. Anyway, just want to thank you all for making this site what it is today. I really appreciate all of the support. I wish you all a safe and happy holidays and new year.
Posts will be sparse over the next week. I’m going to relax a little with the family, but I’ll be back in the new year. See ya then.