The Vignelli Canon: Design tips to help you enjoy more writing success

Posted February 17th @ 7:23 am by Roger C. ParkerPrint

Thursday’s profit tip for authors

What can an internationally-famous graphic designers teach you about writing success? Download a free copy of Massimo Vignelli’s The Vignelli Canon and see for yourself how graphic design and writing share numerous common traits.

There are two ways you can obtain The Vignelli Canon: you can buy it for less than $25 on, or you can download it for free.

Either way, you’ll gain new insights into the design process, as applied to books, logos, products, packaging, rooms, subway maps, and–even–websites.

In just 49 concisely written pages and beautifully-designed pages, The Vignelli Canon offers you a firm grounding in the universal basics of design success and new respect for taking the time to master the details.

You’ll also gain new respect for the “freemium” publishing model advocated by David Meerman Scott, Bud Bilanich, and Seth Godin–who offer free, no-registration required, downloads of beautiful ebooks….and are rewarded with  bestselling success–time after time. Share your comments, below, after downloading and reading The Vignelli Canon.


  1. Gibson Goff
    February 17, 2011

    I am completely a visual person. I often look thru mu iPhotos to find an inspiration for writing. I don’t know what is going to get me going – color, composition, a face or a memory. But something will.

    This book made my heart sing, and made me happy. The immense amount of great content made me feel lucky to be able to lay my hands on a copy. I can see reviewing it again and again, even years from now.

    Thanks for providing it!

  2. Roger C. Parker
    February 22, 2011

    Dear Gibson:
    Thank you for taking the time to comment, and–especially–thank you for introducing me to your blog at

    I think many will benefit from your Feb 16th, “Nothing Ever Is As It Seems” post.

    Best wishes on your continuing travels.

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