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Massimo Vignelli, 1931-2014

Sad news reached CR from the US earlier today – the great designer and teacher Massimo Vignelli died this morning at the age of 83

What’s On

CR’s pick of forthcoming exhibitions, design events and creative activities including Prix Pictet at the V&A, Wallace & Gromit in Bristol, Semi Permanent Sydney, Birds Eye View film festival at Canary Wharf Screen, 100 years of Type in Design at AIGA in New York, letterpress workshops with Alan Kitching, Paul McKee’s print show for vinyl lovers in London, and GIF art from 15Folds in London…

Dear Massimo…

One of the world’s great designers, Massimo Vignelli, is very ill and will be spending his last days at home. His son Luca would like all those for whom Vignelli was either an influence or an inspiration to write him a letter

Monotype Century: win an Alan Kitching print

As part of AIGA’s centennial celebrations, Monotype has curated a show featuring 100 years of type in design. The exhibition features five letterpress posters by Alan Kitching honouring some of design’s great names. We have two to give away

What’s On

CR’s pick of exhibitions, design events and creative activities for the week ahead including Comics Unmasked at the British Library, What Design Can Do conference in Amsterdam, David Pearson’s book designs at Kemistry in London, CONTACT Photography Festival in Toronto, an evening of indie mag love with Printout in Bristol, and Drawn to Action: Posters from the AIGA Design Archives in Denver…

To hell and back

On April 17, the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine in New York hosted its annual Maundy Thursday evening where guest readers take on passages from Dante’s Inferno. Pentagram’s Michael Bierut created the poster for the event

Mucho Typo

Mucho, the design studio with partners working in seven different cities in Europe and the US, is the subject of the next Typo Talk at the Typographic Circle

Stories from Cape Town

Collaboration was a strong theme at this year’s Design Indaba, with talks from a diverse range of speakers

Offset 2014: Day one

Creative conference Offset kicked off in Dublin this morning, with talks and debates on book cover design, animation, illustration, graphics and advertising. Here are a few of the highlights…

A poster a day for Earth Hour

Pentagram, WWF and environmental charity Do the Green Thing have launched a poster campaign to promote Earth Hour on March 29.

Design Indaba: Day 2

Day 2 of Design Indaba featured talks from Pentagram designer DJ Stout, South African photographers Zanele Muholi and Nandipha Mntambo and AlmapBBDO creative director Marcello Serpa…

Oliviero Toscani’s ADC speech turned into newsprint

Last year, photographer and Colors co-founder Oliviero Toscani gave a speech at the 92nd Art Director’s Club festival. The text has now been turned into a newspaper and a series of four typographic posters by illustrator Ben Weeks and Underline Studio