Vignelli Public Graphics August 2021

Vignelli Public Graphics

In 1977, Massimo Vignelli designed a publications program for the National Park Service. Hundreds of NPS designers have used this design system to provide maps and information to visitors for over four decades.

"The result has been a very consistent level of quality throughout, a strong visual identity and, above all, an incredible cost reduction due to the standardization of the elements." – Lella and Massimo Vignelli

Massimo Vignelli won the first Presidential Design Award in 1985 for this National Park service publications program.

Explore the National Park Service publication designs by designer Massimo Vignelli through his own words, including the infamous Unigrid in our online exhibition.

Click an image below to learn more about each artifact in our digital archives!