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Peeps I Dig – July ’11

Jul 15, 2011 | peeps i dig

Welcome to the July ’11 installment of Peeps I Dig. If you’re new to this series, you can read about the birth of Peeps I Dig here. This month is all about Paul Rand.

Paul Rand (1914 – 1996) is the graphic design dude that everyone knows even though you might not know him by name.

Paul Rand

Paul Rand

His cannon of work is immense and much of it has braved the test of time. There’s a lot of biographical info on him out there so I won’t regurgitate all of that here. I just want to give props where props are due and share my two cents.

Rand created some of the most recognizable logos. Some examples of logos that we all know:

abc logo
IBM logo
Yale logo
Ford logo

Some examples of logos that are just as awesome:

Bureau of Indian Affairs logo
Enron logo
Ideo Design logo
Esquire logo

Thus the nature of creatives is to have many mediums in which to express themselves. Rand was no different although this side of him might not be as infamous as the IBM logo but excellent nonetheless.

Painting titled Treebird
Painting titled Bell Hop
watercolor painting


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