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The Vignelli Canon

I spent a half hour or so reading through The Vignelli Canon. I liked that the book was split into tangibles and intangibles. The organization was appropriate for a book about design.

He first wrote about the three most important aspects of design – semantics, syntactics, and pragmatics. What stuck …

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Vignelli Canon

I agree to the statement that Vignelli Canon suggests that states that “Creativity needs the support of knowledge to be able to perform at its best.” Creativity cannot run freely but needs a balance of knowledge and the subject to perform. I also believe that graphic design can be on …

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Not classical music just a book

When I was trying to read this I was also listening to classical music and I found it really funny that the song that came on when I started to read the title was Pachelbel Canon in D. I just thought the tittle of this could also be a good …

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Designelli

When reading Vignelli’s book on design, one thing that really stood out to me was his idea that the artwork should speak for itself.  Thus, the piece should not need any explanation because it would leave the person more confused than just the admiration of the art itself.

“[if] no …

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Boom Goes The Canon

In The Vignelli Canon, Massimo Vingelli splits his thoughts of design into two parts. The intangibles and the tangibles.

In part one, the intangibles, he discusses what is needed to figure out what kind of design the artist wants. It talks about everything that the artist either has to look …

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Vignelli Canon – the science of the art

Though almost all forms of art are subjective and and can be taken in ant direction, I believe it is generally agreed upon that there are decidedly correct ways to approach a work of art.  Graphic design is no exception to this rule; there are specific elements that make up …

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The Vignelli Canon

For this week, we were assigned to read The Vignelli Canon by Massimo Vignelli who is an Italian designer who has worked in numerous areas dealing with design ranging from houseware design to  showroom design. In his short book, he points out many elements of design that are important to …

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DESIGNated Driver

At the beginning of this week, I was a little unsure about what Design actually meant. Was it photography, drawing, patterns…I just wasn’t quite sure how to address it. However, the passion in Massimo Vignelli’s booklet enlightened the process into something more complex than a black and white definition. The …

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DESIGNated Driver

At the beginning of this week, I was a little unsure about what Design actually meant. Was it photography, drawing, patterns…I just wasn’t quite sure how to address it. However, the passion in Massimo Vignelli’s booklet enlightened the process into something more complex than a black and white definition. The …

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