Paul Rand

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Out of hand

Issue 80, Summer 2011

Feature

Handwriting is a touchstone in the history of graphic design, where lettering meets the messy…

Type play for kids

Issue 19, Winter 1995

Feature

It has taken decades for expressive typography to win acceptance in the world of the children's book…

Changing of the guard

Issue 8, Autumn 1993

Opinion

American graphic design is divided. The once rebellious avant-garde has become the status quo…

Cult of the ugly

Issue 9, Summer 1993

Feature

Designers used to stand for beauty and order. Now beauty is passé and ugliness is smart. How did…

What has writing got to do with design?

Issue 9, Summer 1993

Opinion

We canonise the giants of design history as champions of total authorship, while overlooking the…

Recent blog posts by Paul Rand

Books received #19

29 May 2016

The Graphic Design Idea Book, Can You Feel It?, Where’s Warhol?, Martin Parr: Autoportrait and Playful Graphics
Here are a few books that caught our attention in recent weeks … each reviewed in no more than 140 characters.

AK and A23D on press

18 September 2014

Two 21st-century letterpress projects breathe new life into this arcane, antiquated but much-loved method of mark-making
The LDF’s opening graphic weekend featured plenty of stimulating events and fascinating displays, with workshops, movies (Lost Highway), demonstrations, talks (Paula Scher, Irma Boom), David David’s Carousel Wall in the tunnel entrance, and Barber & Osgerby’s vertiginous Double Space – huge rotating mirrors – in the Raphael Gallery, writes John L Walters.