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Design: Vignelli exhibition, Rochester, NY. Transportation Design

Massimo Vignelli2010

Vignelli Center for Design Studies

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

View of the "Design: Vignelli" exhibition, Benetton Galleries, Vignelli Center for Design Studies, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York, United States. The "Design: Vignelli" exhibition opened in 2010 at the Vignelli Center for Design Studies, which is also home to their entire professional archives. The exhibition mirrors the "Design: Vignelli" exhibition which toured nine countries between 1989-1993. As with the previous iteration, Lella Vignelli and Massimo Vignelli designed the displays, wrote the descriptive text, and curated the artifacts for the exhibition. It is the last exhibition designed by the Vignellis that is still open to the public. Pictured: NYC Subway System Map (1972)

Text from design: Vignelli exhibition label:
New York Subway Map
1970
Following the system signs, we were asked to design a new map for the New York subway. The design was organized on a 45-degree and 90-degree angled grid in which lines and land followed the basic structure. Every line had a color. Every stop had a dot. Every station is listed. A dot on the line meant that the train would stop at that station. No dot, no stop––simple. The map resulted in a beautiful design. Unfortunately, it was replaced in 1979 with a more conventional design.
Collections: Die Neue Sammlung, Munich; Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Montreal.

Details

  • Title: Design: Vignelli exhibition, Rochester, NY. Transportation Design
  • Creator: Vignelli, Lella, Vignelli, Massimo, Vignelli Associates
  • Date Created: 2010
  • Industry: Education
  • Function: exhibitions
  • Collection: Massimo and Lella Vignelli papers
  • Client Location: Rochester, New York, United States
  • Client: Vignelli Center for Design Studies
  • Category: interior design; graphic design

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