vignellicenter

vignellicenter:

The grid is everything

“The grid is an integral part of book design. It’s not something that you see. It’s just like underwear: you wear it, but it’s not to be exposed. The grid is the underwear of the book.” - Massimo Vignelli

In 1990 Rizzoli published a book about Vignelli Associates, designed by Massimo Vignelli, called design: Vignelli. We recently discovered many materials in the archives showing the design process for the “red book.” What better place to start than with the grid?

Stay tuned over the next few weeks as we show off more of the design process work from this book. And rumor has it there is a forthcoming volume covering the years since 1990.

Layout designs with grid for design: Vignelli book
15” x 22”
Portfolio V12, Massimo and Lella Vignelli Papers
Vignelli Center for Design Studies
Rochester, New York

design: Vignelli book (excerpts)
10 1/8” x 10 1/8”
Massimo and Lella Vignelli Papers
Vignelli Center for Design Studies
Rochester, New York

littlelimpstiff14u2

littlelimpstiff14u2:

The Whimsical Art of Ricardo Solis ( Tiny men colouring in and building animals )

Ricardo Solis was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.  He graduated from the School of Visual Arts and acquired expertise in workshops taught by outstanding teachers. He has participated in several exhibitions nationally and internationally and his work is in major collections.  As well, he has been featured on NPR, Inspiration Grid, Behance, and many other popular websites.

From a young age Ricardo was attracted to art and nature. Now as a professional artist, he tries to express in his work the beauty and perfection of both, along with his belief in the undeniable existence of a Creator. He also often captures the innocence of childhood with his touching and evocative scenes of a child’s imagination.