Good Ol’ Mr. Rand

I’m not obsessed with Paul Rand as are many designers, but I do enjoy him as an illustrator. The Condemned of Altona, 1961.

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The Captive Mind, 1955

Cover design by Paul Rand.

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The Acquisitive Society

Can’t find a date on this one—I think it’s ’62 or ’63. I do know the cover is by Paul Rand though.

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The Transposed Heads, 1959

By Mr. Rand.

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I love the simple yellow back:

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Don’t get much simpler’n this. Surprisingly, these are from 1951 and 1948, respectively. Also interesting are the two different logos—happen to be straddling a rebrand with these two.

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Einstein and Humanism, 1980

Strange one. The layout on the front is a little random, almost cool. The inside is totally typewritten, but the cover’s really printed—maybe done ahead of time and then quickly bound after the conference? Dunno. But I like the little graphic composition.
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Human Knowledge, 1976

Poor guy. I know just how he feels.

Looks like it was designed by another husband and wife team: “John+Mary Condon”—I’m gonna hafta start a category for that!

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