Timeline


1914 – 1939

1914

1929 – 1932

1932

1933

1934

1935

1936 – 1941

1937

1938 – 1945

1938

1939

1940s

1941

  • Exhibition: Katherine Kuh Gallery, Chicago
  • Article: AD Magazine, written by Laszlo Moholy-Nagy
  • Trademark: Coronet Brandy

1941 – 1955

  • Art Director: William H. Weintraub Advertising Agency. Clients include: - Coronet Brandy - El Producto Cigar Company - Disney Hats - Dubonnet - Stafford Fabrics - Ohrbach’s Department Store - Dunhill Clothiers - Kaufman Department Store - Olivetti - Architectural Forum

1942

  • Instructor: The Cooper Union, New York
  • Advertising: Stafford Fabrics
  • Advertising: Ohrbach’s Department Store
  • Advertising: Kaufman Department Store

1943

  • Advertising: Architectural Forum
  • Trademark: Cresta Blanca Wine Company

1944

  • First Book Jacket: The Cubist Painters by Guillaume Apollinaire
  • Trademark: Helbros Watch Company
  • Design: Perfume bottle made with crystal and gold wire

1945

  • First Book Design: The Tables of the Law by Thomas Mann
  • Trademark: redesigns Borzoi Books
  • Trademark: Smith, Kline and French Laboratories
  • Begins designs for Architectural Forum

1946

  • Instructor: Pratt Institute, New York
  • Advertising: Ohrbach’s
  • Advertising: Great Ideas of Western Man for Container Corporation of America
  • Advertising: Disney Hats (1946–1949)

1947

  • Author: Thoughts on Design
  • Exhibition: Composing Room, New York
  • Exhibition: National Museum, Stockholm
  • Advertising: Kaufman Department Store
  • Trademark: Robeson Cutlery Company, Shur Edge

1948

  • Exhibition: Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • Design: portfolio pairing writers and artists on the subject “Women for the Museum of Modern Art”
  • Commissions modernist architect Marcel Breuer to design a bungalow in Woodstock, NY, but the project is never realized.

1949

  • Design: “The House in the Museum Garden” poster for Museum of Modern Art
  • Design: cover for “Modern Art in Your Life”
  • Design: catalog for the Arensberg Collection for the Art Institute of Chicago
  • Trademark: Theatrical Architectural Television
  • Commissions Marcel Breuer to design modernist house in Harrison, NY. They part ways during early construction stages.

1950s

1950

  • Design: “No Way Out” movie poster

1951

  • Designs Weston, CT house

1952 – 1957

  • Advertising: El Producto, GHP Cigar Company

1953

  • Design: “Perspectives” covers
  • Award: House design voted one of ten best in America

1954

  • Exhibition: Contemporary Art Museum, Boston
  • Award: Voted one of the Ten Best Art Directors by New York Art Directors Club
  • Honorary Degree: Tama University, Tokyo
  • Design: RCA morse code advertisement
  • Design: Interfaith Day Movement posters

1955

  • Design: Book covers for Vintage Book and Random House publishers
  • Design: Magazine cover for “Idea”, a Japanese visual arts magazine

1956 – 1991

  • Consultant: International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)

1956 – 1969

  • Professor: Yale University, New Haven, CT

1956

  • Illustator: I Know a Lot of Things
  • Trademark: IBM
  • Design: begins designing book covers for Bollingen Series and Pantheon Books

1957

  • Illustrator: Sparkle and Spin

1958

  • Exhibition: AIGA Gallery, New York
  • Exhibition: Art Directors’ Club of Tokyo
  • Design: Book cover for H.L. Mencken’s “Prejudices: A Selection”
  • Honorary Degree: Tama University, Tokyo

1959 – 1981

  • Consultant: Westinghouse Electric Corporation

1959

  • Trademark: Colorforms
  • Trademark: Consolidated Cigar Corporation
  • Design: Book and book jacket for “Paul Rand: His Works from 1946 to 1958”

1960s

1960

  • Trademark: Westinghouse
  • Author: Trademarks of Paul Rand
  • Exhibition: Pratt Institute, New York

1961 – 1996

  • Consultant: Cummins Engine Company

1961

  • Trademark: United Parcel Service (UPS)

1962

  • Trademark: American Broadcasting Company (ABC)
  • Trademark: IBM 8-bar & 13-bar variations
  • Trademark: Cummins Engine Company
  • Illustrator: Little 1
  • Citation: Philadelphia College of Art

1963

  • Design: “desi8n 63” poster for New York Art Directors Club

1964

  • Exhibition: Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh
  • Exhibition: School of Visual Arts, New York
  • Exhibition: Carpenter Center, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
  • Trademark: Atlas Crankshaft
  • Trademark: IIT Research Institute

1965

  • Author: Design and the Play Instinct

1966

  • Award: AIGA Gold Medal
  • Trademark: Ford Motor Company logo re-design proposal

1967

  • Design: DADA book jacket

1968

  • Exhibition: Temple University, Philadelphia
  • Trademark: U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau for Indian Affairs
  • Design: Catalog cover and poster for AIGA (green foreground, clown face)
  • Design: Redesigns Westinghouse packaging

1969

  • Exhibition: Louisiana Arts and Sciences Center, Baton Rouge

1970s

1970

  • Exhibition: IBM Gallery, New York
  • Exhibition: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA
  • Illustrator: Listen! Listen!
  • Design: IBM computer packaging

1972

  • Award: New York Art Directors Club Hall of Fame

1973

  • Award: Royal Designer for Industry, Royal Society, London
  • Trademark: Columbus Indiana Visitors’ Center

1974 – 1993

  • Professor: Yale University, New Haven, CT
  • Honorary Degree: Philadelphia College of Art
  • Exhibition: 107 Grafici del AGI, Castello Sforzesco, Milan

1975

  • Design: Minute Man poster for U.S. Department of the Interior

1977 – 1993

  • Professor: Summer Design Program, Yale University and Brissago, Switzerland

1977

  • Exhibition: Wichita State University, Wichita, KS
  • Exhibition: Pratt Institute, New York

1979

  • Exhibition: Philadelphia College of Art
  • Honorary Degree: Philadelphia College of Art

1980s

1980

  • Trademark: Tipton Lakes Corporation
  • Design: IBM poster on conversation

1981

  • Design: Eye-Bee-M poster
  • Interview: AIGA Executive Director Carolyn Hightower for the Design Archive project

1982

  • Exhibition: Reinhold Brown Gallery, New York
  • Design: Cover for Annual of the AIGA Graphic Design USA 3
  • Trademark: AIGA (not used)

1983

  • Design: Poster for the Art Director’s Club Hall of Fame Awards

1984

  • Exhibition: International Typeface Corporation Gallery, New York
  • Author: A Paul Rand Miscellany, Design Quarterly
  • Award: Type Director’s Club Medal

1985

  • Author: Paul Rand: A Designer’s Art
  • President’s Fellow: Rhode Island School of Design
  • Honorary Degree: Pasons School of Design
  • Honorary Degree: Yale University
  • Trademark: Yale University Press

1986

  • Trademark: NeXT
  • Trademark: Connecticut Art Directors Club
  • Exhibition: Pratt Institute, New York
  • Exhibition: the Design Gallery, Matsuya Ginza, Tokyo

1987

  • Honorary Degree: University of Hartford, Connecticut
  • Honorary Degree: Kutztown University, Pennsylvania
  • Exhibition: Universita Internazionale Dell’ Arte, Florence, Italy
  • Award: Florence Prize for Visual Communication
  • Trademark: Mossberg & Company
  • Trademark: PDR (Pastore DePamphilis Rampone)

1988

  • Honorary Degree: School of Visual Arts, New York
  • Exhibition: School of Visual Arts Masters Series, New York
  • Trademark: The Limited (not used)

1989

  • Trademark: Monell Chemical Senses Center

1990s

1990

  • Trademark: Irwin Financial Corporation
  • Trademark and Design: Benjamin Franklin 200th Anniversary Celebration
  • Exhibition: Joseloff Gallery, University of Hartford, Connecticut

1991

  • Trademark: Morningstar Investment Advisers
  • Trademark: Okasan Securities Company
  • Trademark: IDEO

1992

  • Exhibition: Ginza Graphic Gallery, Tokyo

1993 – 1996

  • Professor Emeritus: Yale University, New Haven, CT

1993

  • Trademark: English First
  • Trademark: Gentry Living Color
  • Author: Design, Form, and Chaos

1994

  • Trademark: Accent Software International
  • Trademark: Creative Media Center

1995

  • Trademark: USSB
  • Trademark: Computer Impressions
  • Trademark: XGA for IBM
  • Conducts student critiques and delivers lecture at the Arizona State University

1996

  • Trademark: Norwalk Cancer Center
  • Trademark: Enron
  • Trademark: Doug Evans + Partners
  • Trademark: Servador
  • Author: From Lascaux to Brooklyn
  • Honorary Degree: Pratt Institute, New York
  • Exhibition and lecture: The Cooper Union, New York
  • Lecture: final public appearance at MIT on November 14th
  • Design: Cummins Engine 1996 Annual Report
  • Died November 26 in Norwalk, CT

Posthumous

2007

  • Exhibition: 18th International Poster and Graphic Arts Festival of Chaumont (5/12 – 6/24), Paris France
  • Exhibition: Masters of Graphic Design: UCLA Extension Catalog Covers (6/7 – 8/31), West Hollywood, CA
  • Award: One Club Hall of Fame inductee (10/17)

2011

  • Exhibition: bRANDs: The Early Years (2/17 – 3/12), St. Paul, MN


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