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Life Loves – Paul Rand

February 16, 2010

Even after his death in 1996, Paul Rand remains one of the most famous graphic designers in the world. He was born Peretz Rosenbaum, on August 15th, 1914, and is renowned for his corporate logo designs.

Rand was educated at the Pratt Institute (1929–1932), and the Art Students League (1933–1934). He was one of the originators of the Swiss Style of graphic design. From 1956 to 1969, and beginning again in 1974, Rand taught design at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. Rand was inducted into the New York Art Directors Club Hall of Fame in 1972. He designed many posters and corporate identities, including the logos for IBM, UPS and ABC. Rand died of cancer on November 26th, 1996, and is buried in Beth El Cemetery In Norwalk, CT

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