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Melting Pot 1976 (United States is the Melting Pot, or Melting Pot of America), 1989

Screenprint on acid-free archival paper with deckled bottom edge
35 × 50 in
88.9 × 127 cm
Edition of 300
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Edition: Printer’s Proof 14/25, aside from regular edition of 300.

This work made by acclaimed …

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Edition: Printer’s Proof 14/25, aside from regular edition of 300.

This work made by acclaimed graphic designer Massimo Vignelli explores the cultural, social and political diversity that makes up America. The work was created by Vignelli for the US bi-centennial in 1976 and was printed for the public in 1989.

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Signed, numbered and dated in pencil.
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Massimo Vignelli
Italian, 1931–2014
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Massimo Vignelli shaped the visual landscape of mid-century America and created designs that we continue to encounter to this day. In collaboration with his wife Lella, the Italian designer established now-familiar corporate identities for companies such as American Airlines, Knoll International, and Bloomingdales. He also designed the network of signage used to navigate the New York City subway. In use since 1972, Vignelli’s wayfinding system identifies subway lines by numbers and letters set within colored circles, and his graphic signs feature highly legible white-on-black text intended to help millions find their way across the city. Vignelli’s clean, grid-based compositions, dynamic application of color, and commitment to sans-serif typefaces set a standard for American graphic design, particularly in public institutions, and established Helvetica as the country’s most ubiquitous font.

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About the work
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Edition: Printer’s Proof 14/25, aside from regular edition of 300.

This work made by acclaimed …

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Edition: Printer’s Proof 14/25, aside from regular edition of 300.

This work made by acclaimed graphic designer Massimo Vignelli explores the cultural, social and political diversity that makes up America. The work was created by Vignelli for the US bi-centennial in 1976 and was printed for the public in 1989.

Read more
Signature
Signed, numbered and dated in pencil.
Image rights
Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
Massimo Vignelli
Italian, 1931–2014
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Massimo Vignelli shaped the visual landscape of mid-century America and created designs that we continue to encounter to this day. In collaboration with his wife Lella, the Italian designer established now-familiar corporate identities for companies such as American Airlines, Knoll International, and Bloomingdales. He also designed the network of signage used to navigate the New York City subway. In use since 1972, Vignelli’s wayfinding system identifies subway lines by numbers and letters set within colored circles, and his graphic signs feature highly legible white-on-black text intended to help millions find their way across the city. Vignelli’s clean, grid-based compositions, dynamic application of color, and commitment to sans-serif typefaces set a standard for American graphic design, particularly in public institutions, and established Helvetica as the country’s most ubiquitous font.

Melting Pot 1976 (United States is the Melting Pot, or Melting Pot of America), 1989

Screenprint on acid-free archival paper with deckled bottom edge
35 × 50 in
88.9 × 127 cm
Edition of 300
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
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