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Posted 09.16.10 | PERMALINK | ESSAY

Kim Förster: Massimo Vignelli: Oppositions, Skyline and the Institute



High School Architecture Studio, 1983–84

While the overall graphic look was shifting toward a postmodern aesthetic in the early 1980s, the poster design for the educational programs (by this point the only activity and thus source of income of the Institute) retained the strong modernist identity that Vignelli had established. Even the poster and stationery for the High School Studio got an official Vignelli design, realized by Bierut.

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ABOUT THE ESSAY

Massimo Vignelli: Oppositions, Skyline and the Institute
On Places, a gallery of Massimo Vignelli's graphic design work for the Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies, written and curated by Kim Förster.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Kim Förster is a doctoral candidate at the ETH in Zurich, where he is working on a history of the Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies.
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