How the internet has changed the way you design

There's a lot that legendary designer Massimo Vignelli can teach designers today (opens in new tab). As one of the greatest designers of the 20th century, producing many of the most iconic designs of the past 50 years, defining visual identities for the New York City subway, IBM, American Airlines and the US National Parks Service.

His work extended beyond graphic design to encompass consumer products, furniture, clothing, architecture and even the interior of a church (opens in new tab). Here, Creative Influence (opens in new tab) director Mario De Armas has created a new documentary in which Pentagram (opens in new tab)'s Michael Bierut talks of his mentor Vignelli.

Speaking of how the internet has changed the way we do design work in the 20th century and what makes a logo design endure, there's still a lot to learn from the design pioneer. This documentary is a brilliant insight into the inspirations and legacy of the Italian designer.

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Sammy Maine was a founding member of the Creative Bloq team way back in the early 2010s, working as a Commissioning Editor. Her interests cover graphic design in music and film, illustration and animation. Since departing, Sammy has written for The Guardian, VICE, The Independent & Metro, and currently co-edits the quarterly music journal Gold Flake Paint.