“One life is too short for
doing everything.”

— Massimo Vignelli

About this template

This template was inspired first by the work of Massimo Vignelli and second by wayfinding in metropolitan transit systems. It relies on a strong grid, minimal type & color variation, and white space. Minimalist in nature, it allows the content to come forward and is perfect for long-form writing.

Images this page from The Library of Congress Archive.

About Massimo Vignelli

Massimo Vignelli (born 1931 in Milan, Italy) is a designer who has done work in a number of areas ranging from package design to furniture design to public signage to showroom design through Vignelli Associates, which he co-founded with his wife, Lella. He has said, "If you can design one thing, you can design everything," and this is reflected in his broad range of work.

Vignelli works firmly within the Modernist tradition, and focuses on simplicity through the use of basic geometric forms in all of his work. He has famously said that there are way too many typefaces in the world and that there are only about a dozen worth using.