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A master passes: Massimo Vignelli 1931 – 2014

A sad day. The legendary designer, Massimo Vignelli, passed today at 83. There are few designers who have has such a broad impact on design and designers.

Michael Bierut remembers Massimo in this wonderful piece:

Some of my personal favorite Massimo inspirations: The immortal, ever-true canon:

And some great talks that are worth listening to over and over through the years to remind us what we’re doing as designers:

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