Vignelli Center
for Design Studies
Rochester Institute of Technology


Archives in the Vignelli Center Massimo and Lella Vignelli Papers Product Timecapsule Additional Collections Cary Graphic Design Archive Collections

Archives in the Vignelli Center



The Archives at the Vignelli Center for Design Studies collects, preserves and makes accessible the extensive professional archives of the world renown designers Massimo and Lella Vignelli along with other design exemplars for historical research, education and creative inspiration.


The Vignelli Center also has two galleries dedicated to exhibiting work in the archives and collaborates with galleries on the RIT campus to display work by great designers.


Design: Vignelli is an ongoing exhibition at Vignelli Center for Design Studies that showcases the iconic work of Massimo and Lella Vignelli.


Also see our exhibitions page for current exhibitions:


Images: various items from these other collections


In addition to the Massimo and Lella Vignelli papers, the Archives also holds the following collections:

Unimark International records

RitaSue Siegel Candidate records

Michael Bierut posters

Armando Milani posters

Robert Appleton papers

Joe A. Watson posters

Kodak 1939 World’s Fair letters

Keith Godard posters and model

Bill Bonnell papers

Milton Glaser posters

Bruno Monguzzi posters

John Massey posters

Product Timecapsule Collection


Also at RIT:

Cary Graphic Design Archives


Accessing the archives:

Although these collections are still being processed and cataloged, the collections are open for research. Please contact the Archivist to schedule

an appointment and to discuss your research interests. As collections are processed, finding aids or guides to the collections will be made available online, as well as digital images of the artifacts from the archives.


Please follow us on social media to see what we find as we process

the collections!






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