"We strongly believe in the permanence of the printed word as a witness to the culture of our time. Words and images interact to create feelings, to expand our perception, and to enrich our knowledge. To design a book or a magazine means to control the emotions of the reader by manipulating the visual content, pacing the images, playing with the white space, choosing the most appropriate typeface ad size, and scaling the pictures to obtain the desired effect. The choice of paper, inks, printing method, binding technique, and materials plays a vital role in carrying the desired expression." – Lella and Massimo Vignelli
Explore the work of designers Lella and Massimo Vignelli through their own words, from 1960s Italian science and technology encyclopedias through decades of art, architecture, and design journals in our online exhibition on magazines.
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