Massimo Vignelli—the world-renowned graphic designer and creative mind behind one of New York City‘s iconic past subway maps—has passed away at the age of 83. Earlier this month, it was reported that Vignelli was leaving the hospital to spend his final days at home with his family. At that time, Vignelli’s son, Luca, asked all those who were inspired by his father to send him a letter. Those letters quickly came pouring in from designers around the world. AN has compiled a few of these letters below and many more can be found on Twitter under #dearMassimo. Vignelli was truly a giant in the field and he will be missed.
— greetabl (@greetabl) May 15, 2014
— Gary Pikovsky (@DesignTimes) May 14, 2014
— D.Strauss (@dstraussdesign) May 10, 2014
— Designbüro Emodia (@emodia) May 13, 2014
— Kathryn Grace (@IamKathrynGrace) May 12, 2014