Massimo Vignelli (1931-2014)

Photo: Asheind “Styles come and go. Good design is a language, not a style.” That quote by Massimo Vignelli elegantly summed up his philosophy of design — and, by the way, what did he do that was not elegantly done? Mr. Vignelli died yesterday at the age of 83 after a long illness. Born in Milan […]


Pablo Ferro Set The Stage

It’s getting late on a Tuesday afternoon and I’ve now spent an hour trying to get this story started, staring at my screen. But why am I so hung up on nailing the first few sentences? Why not just get to the point right away? Because humans have a psychological need for introductions, enticements, ease-ins: […]


The Designer Name Game

We’ve been dipping into the archives to celebrate our 50th anniversary and figured we’d put you to the test. We found this impressive grouping of iconic designers who judged Gilbert’s 1985 Great Designer Awards, a national letterhead design competition for students. Can you name all the designers in this picture? Don’t Peek Below!