Earlier this week, we posted a call from the son of Massimo Vignelli: The graphic design legend has fallen ill and requested letters from those he might have inspired or influenced during his long career. Designers all over the world have been mailing letters, and posting them online as well, tagging them #dearmassimo.

It's a beautiful tribute, and a testament to how many lives he's touched. Massimo is truly one of the kindest, most generous people I've met in the design world. And completely approachable. Each time I'd call him for a quote or an interview, I was surprised that he answered his own phone, and he was eager to talk. He always had time.


Here are a few letters that caught my eye, and I can only imagine how many more are arriving at his house each day. With his blessing, I'd love to see these collected into a book. It would be a fitting way to remember his spirit.

Jennifer McGee

Stefan Bucher

Josh Berta

Sue Apfelbaum

Kathryn Grace

Erik Marinovich

Danielle Evans

Tzuyin Chen

Christopher Simmons

Igor Mustaeva

Kyle Hinze

Lila Symons

If you've sent Massimo a letter, please share a photo of your note here!