Books and Articles About Paul Rand

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1985

In the Beginning was the Logo
In the Beginning was the Logo
November 3, 1985

A review of Paul Rand: A Designer’s Art.


1996

Designer Paul Rand Speaks at Media Lab
Designer Paul Rand Speaks at Media Lab
November 11, 1996

Review of Paul Rand's presentation at MIT.

Paul Rand, 82, Creator of Sleek Graphic Designs, Dies
Paul Rand, 82, Creator of Sleek Graphic Designs, Dies
November 28, 1996

Steve Heller writes about Paul Rand

Paul Rand
Paul Rand
December 5, 1996

Thoughts on Rand

Obituary: Paul Rand
Obituary: Paul Rand
December 30, 1996

Patrick Argent writes about Paul Rand


1997

PAUL RAND
PAUL RAND
January 13, 1997

Obituary from Yale

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.


2006

Designs for Playing
Designs for Playing
November 12, 2006

Review by STEVEN HELLER


2008


2010


2011

Paul Rand's Words
Paul Rand's Words
June 15, 2011

By Steven Heller

Paul Rand + Steve Jobs
Paul Rand + Steve Jobs
October 11, 2011

By Steven Heller


2012

Rare Rand Rarity
Rare Rand Rarity
March 13, 2012

By Steven Heller

Randvertising
Randvertising
April 18, 2012

By Steven Heller

Randisms
Randisms
June 8, 2012

By Steven Heller

Posters Down Under
Posters Down Under
August 21, 2012

By Steven Heller


2013

WHAT IS DESIGN?
WHAT IS DESIGN?
2013

John Maeda remembering Paul Rand.

The Italian Rand
The Italian Rand
June 28, 2013

By Steven Heller

Paul Rand Exhibition at MODA
Paul Rand Exhibition at MODA
August 20, 2013

By Advanced Typography

Sites We Like: DSVC, Paul Rand, & Lev Berry
Sites We Like: DSVC, Paul Rand, & Lev Berry
August 23, 2013

A review of the original Rand website

Paul Rand’s Boss
Paul Rand’s Boss
December 19, 2013

By Steven Heller


2014

Paul Rand : Observer Emeritus
Paul Rand : Observer Emeritus
August 11, 2014

Celebrating Rand's posthumous 100th birthday.

The Rand House: A House to Work and Live In
The Rand House: A House to Work and Live In
August 12, 2014

Franc Nunoo-Quarcoo remembers the Rand house.

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.

Exhibit honors graphic design legend
Exhibit honors graphic design legend
October 29, 2014

A review of Yale's exhibit.

When Rand Was Young
When Rand Was Young
November 7, 2014

By Steven Heller


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.

2 × 4: This is Not a Cigar: Rereading Rand
2 × 4: This is Not a Cigar: Rereading Rand
October 7, 2015

by Susan Sellers and Michael Rock


2016

Sketchy Rand
Sketchy Rand
April 20, 2016

By Steven Heller

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.

Paul Rand's Classic A Designer's Art Is Finally Back In Print
Paul Rand's Classic A Designer's Art Is Finally Back In Print
November 2, 2016

Celebrating the re-print of A Designer's Art.

Paul Rand: The Man Who Moved Ads from Cute to Clever
Paul Rand: The Man Who Moved Ads from Cute to Clever
November 15, 2016

Celebrating the re-print of A Designer's Art.

Paul Rand: The Last Word
Paul Rand: The Last Word
November 16, 2016

By Steven Heller

“Picasso of Design” Paul Rand’s Manifesto Is Back in Print
“Picasso of Design” Paul Rand’s Manifesto Is Back in Print
November 19, 2016

Celebrating the re-print of Thoughts on Design.


2017

A Rand Memorial
A Rand Memorial
February 21, 2017

By Steven Heller


2018

Birds Of A Feather
Birds Of A Feather
January 1, 2018

By Steven Heller

Marion Rand Obituary
Marion Rand Obituary
January 3, 2018

The Buffalo News

3 Essential Branding Lessons From A Rare Steve Jobs Interview
3 Essential Branding Lessons From A Rare Steve Jobs Interview
March 15, 2018

Steve Jobs shares what he learned from Paul Rand.

A Bee C: Paul Rand’s Bee Fixation
A Bee C: Paul Rand’s Bee Fixation
May 15, 2018

A look and Rand's fascination with bees.

Weekend Heller: Pensieri sul Design
Weekend Heller: Pensieri sul Design
June 9, 2018

Steven Heller's thoughts on Thoughts on Design

“Eye”-vy League Bulldog
“Eye”-vy League Bulldog
August 1, 2018

Smithsonian Insider looks at a Yale poster

87 Goodhill Road
87 Goodhill Road
August 21, 2018

Property listing for Rand's house

Logo designer’s home is an affordable midcentury gem
Logo designer’s home is an affordable midcentury gem
August 22, 2018

Article about Rand's home on the market.

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.

Everything Goes With Everything...
Everything Goes With Everything...
August 24, 2018

Eliot Noyes and his IBM program

No Limit On Sketches For The Limited
No Limit On Sketches For The Limited
August 24, 2018

Sketches for the Limited logo

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.