Calling all cartographers and map-lovers: A request for Massimo Vignelli

Massimo Vignellithe Italian graphic designer who created  the famous helvetica subway maps of New York City and Washington D.C, train stations in Italy, and other pared down cartographic designs,  is gravely ill.  Graphic design blogs such as   Quartz, Creative Review, and Gizmodo are forwarding on a request by his son, Luca,  Massimo Vignelli asking us to “Send a card to the man who put Helvetica on your subway map” A 2012 New York Times article, “The Subway Map that Rattled New Yorkers” describes the impact, controversy, and legacy that Vignelli’s System Map created,  when it was revealed in 1972.

Vignelli has strong connections to cartography and design, among them, a long time friendship with Richard Saul Wurman, another New York City guidebook designer,  whom he said was “on the cutting-edge side, where the fun is.”  The documentary Design Is One: Lella & Massimo Vignelli  describes the life and careers of  Vignelli and his wife, designer Lella. 

Please send your notes, letters, cards etc to:

Massimo Vignelli
130 East 67 Street
New York, New York 10021
USA

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