Dorn

JOURNAL

vignellicenter:

A graphic designer walks into a bowling alley…

"What drives them? Is it the tantalizing incompleteness of an unmarked scoresheet? The exhilarating taste of Cheez Doodles washed down with a cold gulp of rolling Rock? Or is it the shoes?"

Team Vignelli’s average score put them #10 out of 11. The Alley Rats took the top slot. The brochure, designed by Michael Bierut with photography by Richard Frank, features each team posed with their bowling balls. They even had their own newsletter for the league called Guttertalk.

Logo Busters (Anspach Grossman Portugal, Inc.)
Masters of the Univers (Donovan and Green)
The Alley Rats (Works)
Lane Brains (Lefowith Design)
Lukie Strikes (Lukasiewicz Design)
Team Vignelli (Vignelli Associates)
The Pinheads (Chermayeff & Geismar Associates)
Wishful Thinkers (Access Press)
The Shooting Stars (Cato Desgrippes Beauchant Gobe)
Perscriptives Design (The Prescriptives Division of Estee Lauder)
The Lying Pins (The Whelan Design Group)
The Trolls (Bonnell Design Associates)

The New York City Graphic Designers Bowling League brochure, 1988
5” x 5”
Box 564, Massimo and Lella Vignelli papers
Vignelli Center for Design Studies 
Rochester, New York

The New York City Graphic Designers Bowling League newsletter, 1988
11” x 17”
Box 564, Massimo and Lella Vignelli papers
Vignelli Center for Design Studies 
Rochester, New York

This should be a thing again. Who’s in?

Jane Dorn