A Few Basic Typefaces exhibition

Vignelli, Massimo and Vignelli Associates

Vignelli Center for Design Studies

Vignelli Center for Design Studies
Rochester, New York, United States

Photographs of The Masters Series: Massimo Vignelli "A Few Basic Typefaces" exhibition, February 22 to March 8, 1991, Visual Arts Museum, 209 East 23rd street, NYC. Text from the exhibition poster: "In the new computer age the proliferation of typefaces and type manipulations represents a new level of visual pollution threatening our culture. Out of the thousands of typefaces, all we need are a few basic ones, and trash the rest. So come and see...A Few Basic Typefaces." The third in a series of exhibitions honoring the great visual communicators of our time. The exhibition featured 16 pedestals featuring Vignelli designs using only four typefaces: Bodoni, Century, Garamond, and Helvetica.


  • Title: A Few Basic Typefaces exhibition
  • Creator: Vignelli, Massimo, Vignelli Associates
  • Date Created: 1991
  • Physical Dimensions: 35mm
  • Original Language: English
  • Medium: color transparencies
  • Industry: Education
  • Function: exhibitions
  • Form: photographs
  • Collection: Massimo and Lella Vignelli papers
  • Client Location: New York, New York, United States
  • Client: School of Visual Arts (New York, N.Y.)
  • Category: interior design

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