Skyline May/June 1980 cover

Vignelli, Massimo and Vignelli Associates

Vignelli Center for Design Studies

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

Newspaper for the Institute of Architecture and Urban Studies (IAUS), Skyline: The Architecture and Design Review, May/June 1980. Designer: Massimo Vignelli.

Founded by Architect Peter Eisenman in 1967, IAUS was a non-profit organization which provided educational instruction, exhibitions, and lectures about architectural history, theory and criticism. Often referred to as an Avant-Garde “think tank,” many key figures in the architecture field were involved including Diane Agrest, Julia Bloomfield, Kenneth Frampton, Susan Frank, Mario Gandelsonas, Frank Gehry, Charles Gwathmey, Rem Koolhaas, Robert Stern, and Anthony Vidler. IAUS also published numerous exhibition catalogues, a journal called Oppositions, and the newsletter Skyline. Vignelli Associates (Massimo Vignelli and later with Michael Bierut) designed their graphic materials from 1973 until 1985 when IAUS closed.

Text from design: Vignelli exhibition label:
Skyline New York 1878
Since 1978, “Skyline,” the “New York Architecture and Design Calendar,” has been published by the dynamic Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies, an organization that has put New York back on the world’s architectural map. The central spread of the tabloid is the calendar, while preceding and following pages contain essays, reviews, and previews of events. The graphic structure is three columns, with eight modules per column. The type is Century Expanded for the text and Century Bold for the titles. Bold horizontal stripes and captions in Italic compartmentalize the different articles throughout the tabloid. The design format of these newspapers is meant to reduce the layout task to a minimum without loss of aesthetics.


  • Title: Skyline May/June 1980 cover
  • Creator: Vignelli, Massimo, Vignelli Associates
  • Date Created: 1980
  • Physical Dimensions: 11 1/2" x 17 1/2" (29.21 x 44.45 cm)
  • Original Language: English
  • Publisher: Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies (IAUS)
  • Medium: lithograph on paper
  • Industry: Architecture
  • Form: newspapers
  • Collection: Massimo and Lella Vignelli papers
  • Client Location: New York, New York, United States
  • Client: Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies (IAUS)
  • Category: graphic design

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