Massimo Vignelli, Visionary Designer Who Untangled the Subway, Dies at 83

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A self-styled “information architect,” Massimo Vignelli gave Modernist shape to book covers, shopping bags, furniture, corporate logos and, famously, a subway map.

NYC subway map
Massimo Vignelli untangled the NYC subway with his famous 1972 map

Alison D. Gilbert‘s insight:

One of the greats of graphic design has left us. I will remember him for the NYC subway map which I treated like a collectors item when it was published.

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