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Paul Rand


Celebrate Paul Rand’s 100th birthday

On August 15, 2014, Paul Rand would have been 100 years old. His contributions changed the industry forever, proving that

“Good design adds value of some kind, gives meaning, and,
not incidentally, can be sheer pleasure to behold”

In honor of his 100th birthday, you’re invited to read tributes, share stories and order a copy of his famous first book “Thoughts on Design.”

Order a copy of this historic design book that has been re-released by Chronicle Books.

Order at Amazon.com

Read articles and tributes to Rand by others who knew him personally and professionally.

Read tributes

Share your thoughts, stories and birthday wishes with the rest of the design community.

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Direction Magazine

2 close-up preview of classic and historic Rand design.

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Apparel Arts

A full preview of a classic Rand issue, plus more cover designs.

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PRINT: Jan/Feb 1960

20th anniversary issue with article and ad by Rand.

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Design and the Play Instinct (1965)


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