Probably the simplest set of design elements I've ever worked with. #000000 and #FFFFFF are about as contrasted as you can get!
Side story: When I first started at MIT I was in love with colorful palettes and had a broad range of type choices. After four years, my clothes and design style all became muted tones of black accented by either Akkurat or DIN. Ultimately it became a enabling constraint as I got better at spacing, grids and typesetting, but it was a rough transition :)