I just got word that the great Massimo Vignelli has passed on. Every designer of every kind in every industry owes a great debt to this man’s tireless work and pioneering spirit.

For my part, Vignelli said something that I took to heart as a student and have steadfastly believed in ever since:

“If you can design one thing well, you can design anything well.”

Wishing his family strength and peace.