Mar 02, 2011

Whether Fine Artist, Photographer, Web Designer or Print Design, the Vignelli Cannon is a Must-Read for all Creative Types


The Vignelli Canon
Italian Designer Massimo Vignelli gives us a snap shot of his understanding of what makes good design, it’s basic principles and rules. He gives us various examples of practice in product, graphic and information design.

“We design things which we think are semantically correct and syntactically consistent but if, at the point of fruition, no one understands the result, or the meaning of all that effort, the entire work is useless.” – Massimo Vignelli

This may be old news to some of you but I thought it well worth the a post. Grab this fantastic 96 page read. The PDF version is free and it’s a quick, easy read.

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