Graphic Design


Vignelli Set: "Two Lives, One Vision" and "Vignelli Transit Maps"

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This set includes Lella and Massimo Vignelli: Two Lives, One Vision and Vignelli Transit Maps at a special reduced price. Release date: late June 2014.

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Lella and Massimo Vignelli: Two Lives, One Vision

by Jan Conradi
Price: $34.99

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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.

Book details

Publisher: RIT Press (June, 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: $34.99

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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Book details

Publisher: RIT Cary Graphic Arts Press (December, 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

Foreword

Acknowledgments

Introduction

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

Bibliography

New York Subway Map Timeline

Index


Lester Beall Poster: Running Water

Price: $15.00

In the 1930s, much of rural America lacked electricity, power, and running water. The Rural Electrification Administration hired graphic designer Lester Beall to create a series of posters illustrating the benefits of electrification. These posters are from the first of three series, created in 1937. The original posters are held in the Lester Beall Archive, at RIT Cary Graphic Arts Collection.

Size: 12 x 16 in.

Lester Beall Poster: Radio

Price: $15.00

In the 1930s, much of rural America lacked electricity, power, and running water. The Rural Electrification Administration hired graphic designer Lester Beall to create a series of posters illustrating the benefits of electrification. These posters are from the first of three series, created in 1937. The original posters are held in the Lester Beall Archive, at RIT Cary Graphic Arts Collection.

Size: 12 x 16 in.

Lester Beall Poster: Light

Price: $15.00

In the 1930s, much of rural America lacked electricity, power, and running water. The Rural Electrification Administration hired graphic designer Lester Beall to create a series of posters illustrating the benefits of electrification. These posters are from the first of three series, created in 1937. The original posters are held in the Lester Beall Archive, at RIT Cary Graphic Arts Collection.

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Lester Beall Poster Set 1

Price: $45.00 $40.00

In the 1930s, much of rural America lacked electricity, power, and running water. The Rural Electrification Administration hired graphic designer Lester Beall to create a series of posters illustrating the benefits of electrification. These posters are from the first of three series, created in 1937. The original posters are held in the Lester Beall Archive, at RIT Cary Graphic Arts Collection.

Size: 12 x 16 in.

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What Our Lettering Needs

by Rick Cusick
Price: $24.95

This book is a thorough account of Hermann Zapf’s contributions to the artistry and success of Hallmark Cards, an experience that is now fully blended into the company’s rich heritage. Since the late ‘70s, designer Rick Cusick has provided, in articles and presentations, most of what has been written about the Hallmark/Zapf association. This beautifully illustrated book is a tribute to Zapf’s own philosophy that the artist’s challenge is “to ensure, despite technology and mass production, that beauty is never lost.”

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Book details

Publisher: RIT Cary Graphic Arts Press (December, 2011)
ISBN-13: 978-1-933360-55-3
Binding: Softcover
Pages: 136
Illustrations: Color
Size: 6.75 x 10 in.
Shipping Weight: 1
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