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Massimo Vignelli Quotes

The only way to stay in fashion is never be in. If you are never in fashion, you are never out of fashion.
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I don't think that type should be expressive at all. I can write the word 'dog' with any typeface and it doesn't have to look like a dog. But there are people that [think that] when they write 'dog' it should bark.

— Massimo Vignelli

There is no design without discipline. There is no discipline without intelligence.

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Intellectual elegance [is] a mind that is continually refining itself with education and knowledge. Intellectual elegance is the opposite of intellectual vulgarity.

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Styles come and go. Good design is a language, not a style.

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If you do it right, it will last forever.

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The first thing you need to make clear to a client is that you aren't there to answer his wants but to answer his needs.

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I started to begin to be interested in architecture and design when I was 14 years old, which was pretty early in life. And then I would start to look at architectural magazines and I eventually went to the school of architecture too, but one of the things I learned very early is that an architect should be able to design anything from a spoon to the city.

— Massimo Vignelli

So what is design all about? It [exists to] decrease the amount of vulgarity in the world ... to make the world a better place to be. It doesn't have to be one style. We're not talking about style, we're talking about quality. Style is tangible, quality is intangible. I am talking about giving to everything that surrounds us a level of quality.

— Massimo Vignelli

The only way to stay in fashion is never be in. If you are never in fashion, you are never out of fashion.

— Massimo Vignelli

One life is too short for doing everything.

— Massimo Vignelli

Most of the manufacturers they tend to design things to sell they are more interested in the money side than anything else.

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In design, be logical, search for truth, be clear.

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I grew up with a pencil. A pencil was my computer at the time and so drawing, drawing, drawing and the tools of drawing where the usual ones and eventually then you graduated from the tools when the work increases and you start to draw by freehand as precise as possible and as accurate as possible, and I was pretty good at that.

— Massimo Vignelli

The computer is really like a pencil, you know. It used to be. The pencil can do anything you want to, but you have to do it, and the same is with the computer.

— Massimo Vignelli

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