Vignelli Center
for Design Studies
Rochester Institute of Technology

Designer John Rieben donates his archive to Vignelli Center for Design Studies


Chicago-based graphic designer John Rieben has recently donated his career archive to the Vignelli Center. The work is especially important in that it adds to the existing documentation of Unimark International. Massimo Vignelli was a principal in Unimark which was, at the time, the largest design firm in the world.


John Rieben (born 1935) is an internationally recognized graphic designer whose career has included serving as the Manager of Design at the Container Corporation of America, Director of Communications at Raychem Corporation and Vice-President and Creative Director at Mobium/RR Donnelley. Mr. Rieben has taught graphic design at the university level and is now Professor Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Mr. Rieben’s work is in several prestigious collections including the Museum of Modern Art. Mr. Rieben’s designs have been featured in a number of publications including Who’s Who in Graphic Arts and Steven Bateman’s 2011 book Symbol.