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Paul Rand

Canada (1896 -  1970 ) Wikipedia® : Paul Rand
RAND Paul Ibm

Swann Galleries
Apr 24, 2014
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Paul Rand - Direction Magazine Exhibition Poster

Paul Rand - Direction Magazine Exhibition Poster

Original 1939
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Paul Rand Direction Magazine exhibition poster USA, 1939 / 1970 offset lithograph on paper 36 h × 24 w in (91 × 61 cm) This exhibition poster is a reprint of Rand's iconic March 1939 cover for Direction magazine. Title of the publication and header have been omitted. Printed signature and date to lower left: [Paul Rand 1939]. Literature: A Designer's Art, Rand, pg. 68 From Lascaux to Brooklyn, Rand, pg. 69 Paul Rand, Heller, pg. 28ConditionLower right corner and upper left corner each show a soft crease, 10" and 6" respectively. Overall poster shows in fine vintage condition. Unframed.
Paul Rand - Ibm

Paul Rand - Ibm

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Lot number: 290
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Sale 2449 Lot 290 PAUL RAND (1914-1996) IBM. 1982. 36x24 inches, 91 1/2x61 cm. Condition A: minor abrasions at bottom edge; minor creases at edges. Paper. Rand was first employed by IBM in 1956 to redesign the company's logo. He continued consulting for the company for more than 30 years, redesigning their logo at least twice more. In 1981, he came up with the now-famous rhebus, which has become one of the most famous and recognizable corporate identity statements of the 20th century. It took a year for the company to actually use the design in promotion, at which point they printed it as a poster with small text at the bottom explaining the significance of each element of the rebus. This is the first printing. Mo MA 520.1983, Modern Poster 211, Encyclopedie de l'Affiche p. 106, Modern American 100, Resnick 72.
Paul Rand - Ibm

Paul Rand - Ibm

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Lot number: 204
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PAUL RAND (1914-1996)

IBM. 1991.

36x24 inches, 91 1/2x61 cm.

Condition B+: creases in image; minor abrasions at edges. Hand-signed by the artist in pencil. Paper.

Rand was first employed by IBM in 1956 to redesign the company's logo. He continued consulting for the company for more than 30 years, redesigning their logo at least twice more. In 1981, to announce the in-house IBM Golden Circle award, he designed a rebus version of the logo which was initially shunned by management who "thought that it would be an invitation to in-house designers to engage in tomfoolery. They also claimed it was not IBM and failed to recognize that in one fell swoop Rand had humanized the corporation" (Rand, p. 156). It took a year for the company to actually use the design in promotion, at which point they printed it as a poster with small text at the bottom explaining the significance of each element of the rebus. It has become one of the most famous and recognizable corporate identity statements of the 20th century. In 1991 the famous poster was reissued by IBM, this time without the explanatory text at the bottom. MoMA 520.1983, Modern Poster 211, Encyclopedie de l'Affiche p. 106, Modern American Poster 100, Resnick 72 (var).

Paul Rand - Rest

Paul Rand - Rest

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Lot number: 110
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Lot # 110
Paul Rand
BCSFA 1896 - 1970 Canadian
Rest
oil on board 1939
signed and on verso titled
40 x 47 1/2 in 101.6 x 120.6cm
Provenance:
Estate of the Artist
Acquired from the above in 1974 by Douglas Cole, Vancouver
By descent to the present Private Collection, Vancouver
Literature:
Paul Rand 1896 - 1970, Simon Fraser Gallery, 1972, listed,unpaginated
Maria Tippett and Douglas Cole, From Desolation to Splendour:Changing Perceptions of the British Columbia Landscape, 1977, pages112 and 113
Luke Rombout, Vancouver Art and Artists 1931 - 1983, Vancouver ArtGallery, 1983, listed page 392, reproduced page 39
Exhibited:
Simon Fraser Gallery, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Paul Rand1896 - 1970, February 22 - March 10, 1972
Burnaby Art Gallery, Eye Spy, summer 1976
The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, 1980
Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver Art and Artists 1931 - 1983,October 15 - December 31, 1983
Born in Bonn, Germany, Paul Rand studied at an art school inFrankfurt am Main. He traveled to Canada in 1912, but with theoutbreak of World War I, he was considered an enemy alien and cutoff from Germany. He later settled in Vancouver in 1926, working asa commercial artist and taking courses at the Vancouver School ofDecorative and Applied Arts with J.W.G. Macdonald, W.P. Weston andFrederick Varley. Rand became part of a new generation of artistson the West Coast, showing at both the BC Society of Artists'annual exhibitions and the BC Artists' Annuals at the Vancouver ArtGallery. Rand's work is characterized by a strong awareness ofmass, bright colour and simplified form. In his work, the influenceof American social realism artists can be seen. As Maria Tippettand Douglas Cole (one of the former owners of this work) wrote inreference to Rand's work, "The canvases of Thomas Hart Benton andothers of the American Scene movement show similar stylisticelements and share the same feeling for regional identities." Restis an exceptional example of Rand's figurative painting - a lushand dreamy nude highlighted by the exquisite rendering ofsoftly-folded fabric.
Paul Rand - Bed Time

Paul Rand - Bed Time

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Lot number: 121
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47.5 x 41.75 in. / 121 x 106 cm. Dated: 1940 ca.Notes: signed lower right; bears title and inscription 'No. 11' on label verso; some handling marks noted; in period frame Reference: exhibited BC Society of Fine Art 30th Annual Exibition , 1940; included in the major retospectives Paul Rand 1896-1970 , Simon Fraser Gallery 1972 and Paul Rand , by R.Boulet, AGGV, 1980 cat.23
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