Archinect - News 2017-09-23T19:57:58-04:00 The long-lost design bible of the New York subway is (briefly) back in print Alexander Walter 2014-09-10T15:37:00-04:00 >2014-09-18T16:27:53-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>To many designers, the manual became an exemplar of the form&mdash;and a design classic in its own right. [...] When Hamish Smyth and Jesse Reed, who work at the New York design firm Pentagram, stumbled across a copy a few years ago, it was buried under old gym clothes in a locker. They digitized the manual, and now they&rsquo;re reprinting it with the blessing of the MTA. A complete reissue, which includes a new essay on the manual&rsquo;s history, is being sold on Kickstarter starting today [...].</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Editor's Picks #370 Nam Henderson 2014-06-04T15:36:00-04:00 >2014-06-11T10:51:19-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>The latest edition of the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Working out of the Box </a>series featured <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Daniel Carper</a><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">, Product Designer at </a><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Loaded Boards</a><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> and </a><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orangatang Wheels</a>.&nbsp;<strong>Thayer-D</strong> was impressed "<em>Very cool stuff. &nbsp;I've often wondered about the intersection of industrial design and architecture</em>".</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><br>&nbsp;Plus, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia</a>&nbsp;discusses <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TELOS: The Fantastic World of Eugene Tssui</a>, a documentary in which Kyung Lee explore what "<em>Tssui&rsquo;s outsider status means in the shifting waters of architectural discourse, as the architect seeks approval for his TELOS project</em>".<br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>R.I.P - <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Massimo Vignelli, the award-winning designer</a>, who died at the age of 83 after a long-term illness.</p><p>The LA Times published <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Christopher Hawthorne&rsquo;s review of 9/11 Memorial Museum</a>,&nbsp;in which he writes "<em>The intensity, scope and sheer unrelenting literalism of this approach marks a significant change in how we choose to mark national trauma</em>".</p><p><strong>EKE</strong> chimed in "<em>I think the museum was a bad idea on this site. ..I do think that the site is a sacred one because of the deaths that ha...</em></p> Richard Meier Remembers the Late Massimo Vignelli: “He Made Me Look Twice” Richard Meier & Partners 2014-05-28T17:22:00-04:00 >2014-06-03T23:03:13-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>I saw him a week ago [Tuesday], and he was sitting at his desk going through some of the thousands of letters and notes that people have sent to him wishing him well. He just had this incredible spirit about him, this attitude that everything was going to be all right. He was amazing.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Massimo Vignelli, acclaimed modernist architect and graphic designer, dies at 83 Justine Testado 2014-05-27T14:14:00-04:00 >2014-06-03T23:05:07-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Massimo Vignelli, the award-winning designer whose influential signature minimalist style balanced architecture and graphic design in the later half of the 20th century, has died at the age of 83 after a long-term illness.</p><p>Born in Milan on Jan. 10, 1931 and inspired by Mies van der Rohe and Le Corbusier, Vignelli began his career in architecture working as a draftsman when he was 16. He went on to study art and architecture in Milan and Venice, and came to the U.S. through academic fellowships between 1957-1960. He met his wife Lella Vignelli while studying in Venice and in 1960, they established the Vignelli Office of Design and Architecture in Milan.<br><br><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>After Vignelli formed renowned design firm Unimark International with six other designers in Chicago, where they created New York's subway signs and helped shape corporate identities through graphic design, he and Lella co-founded <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vignelli Associates</a> -- their own architecture firm -- in 1971.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Massimo Vignelli communicated architectural c...</p> Richard Meier in Film by Johnnie Shand Kydd Richard Meier & Partners 2012-11-08T12:01:00-05:00 >2012-11-12T09:21:03-05:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Illustrious modernist Richard Meier and multi-disciplinary creator Massimo Vignelli reflect on their respective crafts, city life, and enduring friendship in this mesmeric film by Johnnie Shand Kydd.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Ahead of Its Time | An Icon Goes Digital Alexander Walter 2011-09-28T20:14:26-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>In 1972, Massimo Vignelli designed a diagrammatic map for the New York City subway. It was a radical departure. He replaced the serpentine maze of geographically accurate train routes with simple, bold bands of color that turned at 45- and 90-degree angles. [...] Its abstract representation of the routes was elegant but flawed. To make the map function effectively, a few geographic liberties were taken, something that didn&rsquo;t sit well with New Yorkers.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>