Upcoming Events and Exhibitions

The Vignelli Center for Design Studies hosts and supports a variety of events that advocate for design excellence including lectures, exhibitions and workshops.
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Summer Lunchtime Tours at Vignelli Center

Take a guided tour of the Vignelli Center for Design Studies’ galleries and archival storage spaces at Rochester Institute of Technology with Vignelli Center staff this summer. Learn more about the Center, its collections, program and projects. Tour dates: June 19, July 10 and August 7, 2014.

The Vignelli Center is home to the archives of Massimo and Lella Vignelli, designers of the Bloomingdale’s identity, New York City subway signage system, the American Airlines identity and more.

Tours will give visitors in-depth information about Massimo and Lella Vignelli, their work and their impact on design as well as behind-the-scenes access to the archives storage and a view of rare design artifacts. A presentation of unique design artifacts from the archives by Jennifer Whitlock, Vignelli Center Archivist is included. In addition to viewing work by the Vignellis, visitors will also see student projects developed while studying source materials from the Vignelli archives.

Lunchtime Tour Schedule
June 19
July 10
August 7

All tours start at 12:15pm and end at 1pm.
Meet in the University Gallery in Booth Hall.

Tours are limited, please reserve by joining this event or sending an e-mail to Katie Nix (kcnfaa@rit.edu) or joining via Facebook.

More Information
Would you like to see the Center and are not able to tour during these times?
Contact Katie Nix, Vignelli Center Program Assistant: kcnfaa@rit.edu to schedule a private or group tour.

Vignelli Center for Design Studies
Rochester Institute of Technology
73 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, New York 14623

Pierre Mendell Poster Exhibition

June 4, 2014. The Vignelli Center for Design Studies at RIT will host a major exhibit of graphic designer Pierre Mendell’s posters concurrently in both Bevier Gallery and University Gallery.
The exhibition opens August 25, 2014.
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Master designer Massimo Vignelli is dead at 83

Massimo Vignelli passed away in New York on May 27, 2014.
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Visit the Vignelli Center

The Vignelli Center for Design Studies, located on Rochester Institute of Technology’s campus in Rochester, New York, is home to the archives of Massimo and Lella Vignelli.

The archives contain a comprehensive collection of primary source materials along with many examples of their finished works including identity campaigns, products, and furniture. The Vignelli Center has two levels of archival storage,
two galleries and a study room. It is open to the public and welcomes all visitors.


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Visiting Vignelli Scholar Michael Burke to Lead Roundtable Discussions

Professor Michael Burke has been selected as the Vignelli Center Visiting Scholar. Herbert Bayer’s World Geographic Atlas, Die Neue Line magazine and Bauhaus Designers in England are topics included in his design roundtable discussions.

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Design Conversations: Uniform Wares

Uniform Wares founders Oliver Fowles and Patrick Bek will visit RIT on January 29, 2014 to deliver a Design Conversations lecture.
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Vignelli Center Blog Shares Artifacts

archive: vignelli, the Vignelli Center’s blog, features artifacts from the Massimo and Lella Vignelli papers as they are unpacked and processed at the Vignelli Center for Design Studies.  This blog will share the experience of processing a collection and the excitement of discovering never before seen sketches, models, products and documents.
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R. Roger Remington to Deliver Design Conversations Lecture

R. Roger Remington, Lella and Massimo Vignelli Distinguished Professor of Design, will speak at Rochester Institute of Technology on September 10, 2013 as part of the Vignelli Center’s Design Conversations lecture series.

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August de los Reyes of Xbox to Lecture

August de los Reyes will visit Rochester Institute of Technology in March and lecture as part of the Vignelli Center’s Design Conversations lecture series. His lecture is titled Design and The New Modern: Three Things You Should Know.

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