Books and Articles About Paul Rand

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1997

Cummins Engine Funds Lectureship in Memory of Paul Rand
Cummins Engine Funds Lectureship in Memory of Paul Rand
May 14, 1997

The Cummins Engine Company of Columbus, Indiana, has donated funds to Yale University in support of a Paul Rand Lectureship in the School of Art.


1999

5 PAUL RAND 1914-1996
5 PAUL RAND 1914-1996
December 17, 1999

A brief overview of Rand, his life and his work.


2000

Misawa Lecture by Paul Rand
Misawa Lecture by Paul Rand
January 18, 2000

Online listing for for Rand's final presentation at MIT.


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2013

WHAT IS DESIGN?
WHAT IS DESIGN?
2013

John Maeda remembering Paul Rand.


2014

Paul Rand’s 4 Most Enduring Bits Of Design Wisdom
Paul Rand’s 4 Most Enduring Bits Of Design Wisdom
September 22, 2014

Pentagram’s Michael Bierut selects the passages of Rand’s seminal Thoughts on Design that are most relevant to designers today.


2015

The Designer Who Humanized Corporate America
The Designer Who Humanized Corporate America
February 26, 2015

A new exhibit celebrates Paul Rand, a pioneer who re-envisioned the look of megacompanies with whimsical, colorful logos and illustrations.

Paul Rand Lecture Series
Paul Rand Lecture Series
March 25, 2015

Video series presented by the School of Visual Arts

The Observatory: Land, Rand, Mad Men
The Observatory: Land, Rand, Mad Men
March 31, 2015

On this episode, Michael and Jessica talk about a panel they participated in at Everything Is Design, the Paul Rand exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York, plus the return of Mad Men and the fate of photography giants Kodak and Polaroid.

Steve Jobs Revered This Designer’s Dictatorial Approach
Steve Jobs Revered This Designer’s Dictatorial Approach
June 9, 2015

When it comes to design, should you listen to your users or not? The answer—even for legendary designers like Paul Rand—has always been more nuanced than this yes-or-no question implies.

Paul Rand (1914 – 1996)
Paul Rand (1914 – 1996)
September 22, 2015

John Fenwick's tribute to the life and work of Mr. Rand.


2016

Logocentrism
Logocentrism
July 21, 2016

A re-print of Jessica Helfand's original article.

User-Friendly Paul Rand
User-Friendly Paul Rand
September 22, 2016

Steve Heller argues that Rand was user-friendly long before the term came about.


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2018

Typography By Paul Rand
Typography By Paul Rand
August 22, 2018

Newly discovered typography for the AIGA Journal

The House That Rand Built
The House That Rand Built
August 23, 2018

Paul and Marion Rand’s quintessential mid-century modern home, designed by Paul Rand and Ann Binkley Rand and built in 1953, is on the market.

The Rand Book That Never Was
The Rand Book That Never Was
September 6, 2018

Steve Heller shares an unknown book manuscript.

Delving Deeper
Delving Deeper
December 2, 2018

A closer look at some original Christmas card paintings.

Throwing a Curve, Paul Rand Style
Throwing a Curve, Paul Rand Style
December 12, 2018

Bill Gardner from Logo Lounge gives away one of Rand's french curves.