The Omega Man (1971). A custom job based on the 1970 Tom Carnase ITC typeface Busorama. A handful of characters are slightly different; the S in particular is a departure, and the C is instead based off the alternate E. Interestingly, the third and final A is unslanted and wasn’t designed as an alternate character at all - a bit clunky but it looks good in context. With Helvetica.


For the Love of Letters

in 1984 New York type house, Pastore DePamphilis Rampone, published a book of poems and Massimo Vignelli designed the spread for the Robert Browning poem “Now!” The book titled, For the Love of Letters, is not in the archives, but we did find some of Massimo’s sketches and notes. Massimo was in good company here as other contributors included: 

  • Ivan Chermayeff
  • Bruce Blackburn
  • Bennett Robinson
  • Dominic Arbitrio
  • Richard Danne
  • Bill Bonnell
  • George Lois
  • Jim Miho
  • Freeman Craw
  • Amil Gargano
  • Paul Rand
  • George Tscherny
  • Gene Federico
  • Tom Carnase
  • Paula Scher
  • B. Martin Pedersen
  • Tom Morin
  • Arnie Arlow
  • Bradbury Thompson

You can even take a look through this book here:

Massimo Vignelli sketches and notes for Pastore DePamphilis Rampone’s book, For the Love of Letters, 1984 
Portfolio P11, Massimo and Lella Vignelli Papers
Vignelli Center for Design Studies
Rochester, New York