Not much on my mind or in my heart to share in the way of poetry, so I decided to share a design resource. I was listening to an archived interview with Massimo Vignelli on Design Matters (with Debbie Millman) when they mentioned that he made his PDF, “The Vignelli Canon“, available online -for free. Find it here.
I love visual arts and clean graphic design. I like subtleties, something to figure out or come back to in design or artwork. I also like color harmony. This seems to set things apart for me in terms of what I can tolerate and what I can’t. I think the color sense is important. I find that even if the subject matter is distracting if the colors work, it will keep my attention and move my eye.
I am still learning a lot about the use of color and strong design. I review the work of various people such as Vignelli and Milton Glaser (a favorite) often for contrast and reference. I love when I’m reading their work and they say something I’ve thought before or have argued for! It feels like validation ~
Are you a designer or artist? Have any resources you love? Share them in the comments if you would like!