If you’re a design geek like me, you’ll know exactly who Massimo and Lella Vignelli are. But even if you are not the kind of person who forces your significant other to watch documentaries about typefaces, you would have definitely seen the work of Vignelli Associates. The husband and wife team who’ve been design partners since 1960, have designed some of the most iconic and timeless designs, from American Airlines, IBM and Bloomingdale’s corporate identity to the New York Subway wayfinder systems and incredible modern furniture for Knoll.
A new documentary, Design is One, directed by Kathy Brew and Roberto Guerra, celebrates the work of these prolific designers, their influence on modern design and their ongoing creative output.
Make sure you watch this amazing documentary and if you’re ever in Upstate New York, you should visit the Rochester Institute of Technology home of the Vignelli Center for Design Studies, which houses the entire design archive of this amazing duo.