Posts Tagged with “design legends”

Massimo Vignelli 1931-2014

Massimo Vignelli

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.

Designed by Lella

Designed by Lella

Designed by Lella

Designed by Lella

Designed by Lella

Massimo Vignelli created Designed by Lella, a book that celebrates his business partner and wife, Lella. The book highlights here prolific career, with work spanning across furniture, interior, product and fashion design. She’s truly a talented and inspiring designer.

A free PDF of the book is available to download.

AGI Open London


AGI Open is a design and education conference featuring over 30 of the world’s leading graphic designers – all members of the Alliance Graphique Internationale (AGI). This year the event is in London, so if you’re in the area, definitely check it out.

But what I want to mention here is their awesome Tumblr, which features some great work from legends like Müller-Brockmann, Crouwel, Hofmann, Harder, Kramer, and a ton more. I can stare at this site all day long.

Via Blair Thomson

Richard Meier x Massimo Vignelli

Johnnie Shand Kydd directed this beautiful short film of design legends Richard Meier and Massimo Vignelli. They discuss grids, Meier’s new office space, and their long friendship. Would have loved for this to have been much longer, and to get into more of a design discussion, but this will do. More here.

Hans G. Conrad: HfG Ulm

Hans conrad hfg ulm

AisleOne reader, René, was kind enough to write in to share his collection of photos taken by Hans G. Conrad, the first student at the Ulm School of Design / Hochschule für Gestaltung HfG Ulm. Conrad passed away several years ago, but before he did he gave René over 12,000 photos. About two years ago René began to upload the images to Flickr. A lot of really great photos already up there, like the one pictured here of Otl Aicher teaching a typography class. You’ll find a lot of other great design legends in the photos like Bayer, Eames and Bill.

What a great way of remembering such a historic school and influential designers.