George Lois, best known for his controversial magazine covers he designed for Esquire in the 1960s, had an exhibit of his advertising work in the University Gallery. Lois, along with renowned designer Massimo Vignelli, hosted a master’s design workshop at RIT this summer. Lois has a longstanding relationship both with RIT and Vignelli and has been among the guest lecturers of RIT’s William Reedy Memorial Lecture Series in Photography. Many universities and other historical institutions have been vying for Lois’ archive, but he decided to donate it to RIT.
“I want my archive to be with Vignelli’s archive and other great modern designers whose archives are also at RIT, like Bill Golden from CBS,” says Lois. “Massimo and I changed the culture and the history of the graphic design world.”