R. Roger Remington was the first Vignelli Distinguished Professor of Design and Director of the Vignelli Center for Design Studies at RIT. He graduated from RIT in Graphic Design and received his Masters at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
He is an experienced educator, scholar and author with critical interests in graphic design history, research and writing. Since 1982, he has been seriously engaged in the research, interpretation and preservation of the history of graphic design. He has co-chaired two major symposia on graphic design history: Coming of Age in 1983 and 80’s Style in 1985. He has also written four books: Nine Pioneers in American Graphic Design (1989), Lester Beall: Trailblazer of American Graphic Design (1996), American Modernism Graphic Design 1920-1960 (2003) and Design and Science-The Life and Work of Will Burtin (2007). Currently, he has two new books on Will Burtin in production.
His deep commitment to design history and preservation led him to bring the archives of designers of the American Modernist generation to RIT. The Cary Graphic Design Archive contains more than 45 collections, including those of Lester Beall, Will Burtin and many others. In 2010, he was instrumental in the establishment of the Vignelli Center for Design Studies, which houses the career archive of designers Massimo and Lella Vignelli, along with 15 additional contemporary designers.