Vignelli Center
for Design Studies
Rochester Institute of Technology

Armando Milani

Milani is a contemporary graphic designer, who has a design office in Milan, Italy. His work includes branding programs, logo design, corporate identity programs, book design, and posters.


An exhibition titled from eye to the heart was shown at the dedication ceremony of the Vignelli Center for Design Studies in October 2010.


Most recently, he has produced a new book No Words Posters for the RIT Press. The book is a collection of nearly 200 posters by over 100 designers from around the world. The posters are a visual repertoire of images that transcend the written word to deliver a unique perspective on social issues.


Armando Milani



Armando Milani has been a professor at Cooper Union and Art Directors Club, New York; University of Lawrence, Kansas; Parsons School of Design, Santo Domingo; University of Beijing, China; Istituto Europeo di Design and Politecnico University, Milan; University of Santander, Spain; Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Egypt. He is a member of Alliance Graphique Internationale (AGI), the most prestigious designers association, since 1983.

His publications include Graphis Annual, AIGA Graphic Design, Linea Grafica, Novum Gebrauchsgraphics, Domus, Abitare, and Print.

His work has been exhibited in New York, Milan, Rome, Frankfurt, Paris, Madrid, Kanagawa, Sao Paulo, Mexico City and Lima. Mr. Milani has been awarded with numerous prizes, including most recently: the 1995 New YorkCity Capital of the World poster contest; the 2000 Promosedia International Chairs Show poster contest; and the 2004 Compasso d’Oro at Triennale di Milano. In 2004 he designed a poster for Peace published worldwide by the United Nations, and included in the Graphis Annual 2005.


Milani has been a teacher at the Vignelli Center-sponsored workshops conducted for three years near Nice on the French Riveria.