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No Words Posters

by Armando Milani
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No Words Posters is a collection of nearly 200 posters by over 100 designers from around the world. Milani has selectively gathered a visual repertoire of images that transcend the written word to deliver a unique perspective on social issues.

Included in this book is a Foreword by R. Roger Remington, Vignelli Distinguished Professor of Design at Rochester Institute of Technology and the comments of:

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Publisher: RIT Press (04/2015)
ISBN-13: 978-1-939125-09-5
Binding: Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages: 252
Illustrations: 190
Size: 6.25 x 9.25 in.
Shipping Weight: 1

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Highlights of the Cary Graphic Arts Collection at Rochester Institute of Technology

by Steven K. Galbraith, Amelia Hugill-Fontanel, Kari Horowicz
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Publisher: RIT Press (12/2014)
ISBN-13: 9781939125132
Binding: Softcover
Pages: 90
Illustrations: 78, mostly color
Size: 8 x 10 in.
Shipping Weight: 0.8

Graphic Design Archives Chapbook Series: Books 1-5

Price: $91.87 $79.99

The Graphic Design Archives Chapbook Series celebrates the achievements of key design pioneers whose work is collected in the Special Collections department of RIT Libraries. From the inaugural acquisition of the Lester Beall Archive in 1986, RIT’s holdings have grown to include the work of eighteen designers. Extensive collections of personal papers, business records and artwork by Lester Beall, Will Burtin, George Giusti, and Cipe Pineles form the cornerstones of the Archives.

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Publisher: RIT Press
ISBN-13: 978-1-939125-11-8
Shipping Weight: 1.25

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Vignelli Drawings: A Collection of Sketches for Book Design

by Massimo Vignelli
Price: $34.99
RIT's Vignelli Center for Design Studies has produced a new book, VIGNELLI DRAWINGS. For the first time readers can look inside Massimo Vignelli's book design process. Never seen before, ten of his book designs are deconstructed showing his page grid, hand drawn sketches and the photography on the printed pages. Vignelli said, "The grid is an integral part of book design. It's not something that you see physically. It's just like underwear.

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Publisher: Vignelli Center for Design Studies (09/2014)
ISBN-13: 9780692290682
Binding: Softcover
Pages: 76
Illustrations: Many, some color
Size: 12 x 8.5 in.
Shipping Weight: 1

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Elaine Lustig Cohen: Modernism Reimagined

by Aaris Sherin
Price: $21.95

Elaine Lustig Cohen is widely recognized for the client-based design work she produced in the 1950s and 1960s. Influenced at an early age in Modernism, she was later rewarded with accolades for her work as a fine artist in painting and collage.Aaris Sherin focuses on Cohen as a multi-faceted designer, paying particular attention to the book covers she designed for Meridian Books and New Directions. The author provides a critical overview of Cohen’s career based on interview sessions with the artist along with full color examples of her work.

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Publisher: RIT Press (08/2014)
ISBN-13: 978-1-939125-05-7
Binding: Softcover
Pages: 66
Size: 7.5 x 7.5 in.
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Lella and Massimo Vignelli: Two Lives, One Vision

by Jan Conradi
Price: $34.99

Lella and Massimo Vignelli: Two Lives, One Vision is a portrait of two important twentieth-century designers whose careers intertwined since the 1950s. The Vignellis promote a modernist philosophy of designing for a better society: resourceful use of space and materials, clear communication, lasting quality, and logical functionality.

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Publisher: RIT Press (06/2014)
ISBN-13: 978-1-939125-07-1
Binding: Softcover
Pages: 176
Illustrations: 74 illustrations, some color
Size: 6 x 9 in.
Shipping Weight: 0.5

Table of contents

vii Photos: Five Decades of Vignelli Design

1 Foreword by Deyan Sudjic

4 Preface

6 Acknowledgments

10 The Vignellis: An Introduction

14 Chapter 1: Foundation: Growing Up in Italy

     Lella and Massimo Meet

     Expanding Horizons, Crossing Oceans

30 Chapter 2: 1965: Unimark International

     The Vignellis Move to New York

     Lella and Unimark

     Massimo at Unimark

     Unimark: Turmoil and Trouble

46 Chapter 3: 1971: The Rise of Vignelli Associates

     The Office Expands: Return to East 62nd Street

     Vignelli Kids: Luca and Valentina

     The Other “Vignelli Kids”

68 Chapter 4: The Showcase Office: Tenth Avenue

     Fashion History According to Massimo

     Transition Again: The End of Tenth Avenue

     Saying Goodbyes

84 Chapter 5: Working from Home: East 67th Street

94 Chapter 6: Design Advocacy

     The Fight against Ugliness

112 Chapter 7: Students, Teaching, and Learning

     The Vignelli Center for Design Studies

120 Chapter 8: A Lifetime, and No Regrets

128 Notes

134 Photos: A Vignelli History

148 Afterword

150 Appendix: Vignelli Awards and Accolades

153 Index

Ismar David Books: Bundle Set

Price: $39.99

This set includes the following items at a special reduced price:

The Book Jackets of Ismar David

The Work of Ismar David

Lester Beall poster/book/postcard set

Price: $74.99 $59.99

This set includes the following items at a special reduced price:


Lester Beall: Space, Time & Content


Lester Beall Postcards



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Vignelli Transit Maps

by Peter B. Lloyd, Mark Ovenden
Price: $39.99

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Vignelli Transit Maps describes the history of the New York subway maps and follows this city’s transportation growth from separate, independent lines to one large system.  Peter Lloyd uncovers the history of the Vignelli map that includes the legacy of the people who created and promoted this New York icon—as well as those who hastened its demise. The book includes a first glimpse at original, early development sketches of the famed map and of its recent successors.

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Publisher: RIT Cary Graphic Arts Press (12/2012)
ISBN-10: 978-1-933360-62-1
Binding: Softcover
Pages: 128
Illustrations: color
Size: 9 x 12 in.
Shipping Weight: 1

Table of contents




1              Transit Mapping and Modernism

2              Washington: The Lost Transit Map

3              New York: Mapping the Labyrinth

4              New York: Birth of the Subway Map

5              New York: Life and Death of the Subway Map

6              Influence of the Vignelli Subway Map

7              New York: Rebirth of the Subway Map

Biography of Massimo Vignelli


New York Subway Map Timeline


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