Covering Mistakes

Design cannot cover the mistakes of bad management, but styling can. That is why American Airlines opted for that solution.

—Massimo Vignelli, in an interview with Creative Review

Ouch.

The logo we designed 45 years ago had equity, value and timelessness. Why to bother with it…Anyhow, I am quite proud of what I did long ago and wish the best to them. Only time will say.

(via Daring Fireball)