The Vignelli Canon
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It is a classic, timeless logo. In the book Vignelli explains:
We are for a Design that lasts, that responds to
people’s needs and to people’s wants. We are
for a Design that is committed to a society that
demands long lasting values. A society that earns
the benefit of commodities and deserves respect
AmericanAirlines in 2013 is a bankrupt company and it has replaced Vagnelli's timeless master piece with this:
No one from AmericanAirlines rea ...more
Similar to Vignelli's designs, he's able to take complex systems and concepts and presents them in clear and concise ways in this incredible canon.
My favorite parts are on Grids and White Space. Not only are these elements intuitive, they're also the ones that Vignelli seems to stress the most in the canon.
Design is One.
I personally like the style such a books written in. It is short enough and leave the message to think about. So I would recommend the book to anyone interested in what design is.
Mr. Vignelli canons are very much based on his eclectic work in many field of the design but is especially focused on graphic design.
Despite most of his career, and therefor the content of this books, was focused on the pre-digital era of web and mobile design many – if not all – the principles can and should be applied to “modern” design.
Really the takeaways from this book is that design should server a purpose and ...more
The famous Italian designer Massimo Vignelli allows us a glimpse of his understanding of good design in this book, its rules and criteria. He uses numerous examples to convey applications in practice - from product design via signaletics and graphic design to Corporate Design. By doing this he is making an important manual available to young designers that in its clarity both in terms of subject matter and visually is entirely committed to Vignelli's modern design.
That quote 100% sums up this book. Both Massimo and this book are brilliant; there is no reason not to read it. It's only 100-pages and it's free: http://www.vignelli.com/canon.pdf
Trebuie s-o citească toți. Pentru a înțelege ce înseamnă bunul gust, decența, eleganța, pertinența, logica, rațiunea chiar a tot ce înseamnă imagine, a tot ce înseamnă design.
Oferă soluții pentru designeri. Și oferă puncte de vedere (de atenție, de luat în considerare) pentru fiecare.
Although a bit dated, it covers all the basics: from principles to the concrete by emphasizing meaning, economy and standardization.
And everyone can find it online for free!