Watch: Kathy Brew on the Design is One: Lella & Massimo Vignelli Documentary

09.28.22 | By
Watch: Kathy Brew on the Design is One: Lella & Massimo Vignelli Documentary

Design Milk is pleased to share the first lecture of the 2022/2023 academic year of The Vignelli Center for Design Studies’ Design Conversations Lecture Series featuring Kathy Brew, co-director of Design is One: Lella & Massimo Vignelli. The film offers an in-depth look into the lives and work of Lella and Massimo Vignelli, capturing two of the world’s most influential designers’ creativity and intelligence.

Brew visited RIT for a screening of the aforementioned Vignelli documentary, along with a panel discussion moderated by Vignelli Center Director and Vignelli Distinguished Professor of Design, Josh Owen. Joining Brew and Owen on the panel was Folkwang University of the Arts Professor Marion Digel, Vignelli Distinguished Professor of Design Emeritus R. Roger Remington, and School of Film and Animation Director Shanti Thakur.

Watch Brew discuss and introduce the film, as well as the panel discussion below, and then head to to check out ways to view the film itself.

Woman at podium speaking at RIT

Kathy Brew

stage view of five people sitting during a discussion panel

To learn more about The Vignelli Center for Design Studies at RIT, they have launched digital access to the archives through Google Arts & Culture, joining over 2000 cultural institutions from around the world. The initial launch includes nearly 900 high resolution images of artifacts from the archives so that now anyone with access to the Internet and Google Arts & Culture can search the Vignelli archives or browse it by color or chronological order.

This lecture is presented with the support of RIT’s MAGIC Center.

This lecture series is made possible in part by the generosity of RIT Alumnus, Chris Bailey and Bailey Brand Consulting

Caroline Williamson is Editor-in-Chief of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.