We don't know if there's more to come (could there possibly?!), but you can use the weekend to catch up on all your reading from the past week's incredible extravaganza on Design Observer celebrating Lella and Massimo Vignelli on the occasion of the opening of the Vignelli Center for Design Studies up at RIT. Here's the intro to the first post:
If as Mark Twain once wrotethe Creator made Italy from designs by Michaelangelo, then who made the rest of the world?
Lella and Massimo Vignelli may not have made it, but they sure as hell designed a lot of it.
From typography to textiles, furniture to flatware, there is little that has not been touched by Lella and Massimo Vignelli. Brightly colored stackable mugs. Elegant printed materials for so many institutions. Books and magazines, tables and environments, jewelry, logos, posters, toys, maps. Think everything old is new again? You might be right. In the Vignelli galaxy, black is the new black.
Allan Chochinov is a partner of Core77, a New York-based design network serving a global community of designers and design enthusiasts, and Chair of the new MFA in Products of Design graduate program at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Allan lectures around the world and at professional conferences including IDSA, AIGA and IxDA, has been a guest critic at various design schools in including Yale University, IIT, Carnegie Mellon, Ravensbourne, RMIT, University of Minnesota, Emily Carr, and RISD. He has moderated and led workshops and symposia at the Aspen Design Conference, the Rockefeller Center at Bellagio, Compost Modern, and Winterhouse, and is a frequent design competition juror. Prior to Core77, his work in product design focused on the medical, surgical, and diagnostic fields, as well as on consumer products and workplace systems. He has been named on numerous design and utility patents and has received awards from The Art Directors Club, I.D. Magazine, Communication Arts, and The One Club.