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The Vignelli Legacy

  • Italian Cultural Institute @ Embassy of Italy 3000 Whitehaven Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20008 United States (map)

The Embassy of Italy, the Italian Cultural Institute and the Rochester Institute of Technology are pleased to present an exhibition featuring some of the most iconic designs conceived by Massimo and Lella Vignelli. The opening event will include a lecture on The Vignelli Legacy by R. Roger Remington, Professor of Graphic Design at the Rochester Institute of Technology.

During their active careers, the design creations of Massimo and Lella Vignelli have been prodigious in quantity, far-ranging in media and scope and consistent in excellence. Their work has led by example. Working together, they have also contributed to design as individuals.

The Vignellis also helped defining modern design in the US. They created New York City and Washington DC’s iconic subway maps, Bloomingdale’s department store graphics, the historic American Airlines’ logo and the interiors of St. Peter’s Church in Manhattan, where Massimo meticulously orchestrated his own funeral service in 2014.

On View until April 29, 2018

Embassy of Italy
3000 Whitehaven Street NW
Washington, DC 20008