PAUL RAND A Designer’s Eye


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Author JP Williams
Publisher WMS & Co
Date 2014
Cover Hardcover
Dimensions 160 x 245 (mm)
A photographic essay of the personal ephemera of Paul Rand. Limited, numbered edition of 1,000 copies. 108 pages. 76 photos. Published by Wms & Co., authored by JP Williams, photographs by Grant Peterson.

JP Williams is a New York–based graphic designer whose collections — of baseball cards, of balls of twine, of Swiss office supplies, and the like — are legendary. For his first book, Williams catalogs the ephemera of the iconic graphic designer Paul Rand, who Williams used to visit at his home before Rand’s death in the late 1990s. But, Williams writes, “it was not until visiting Mrs. Rand that I discovered Mr. Rand’s cache of items that he had saved from his travels. A large variety of items: packages, shopping bags, dolls, toys. So many were unfamiliar to me. As soon as I saw them I asked then and there if I could have them photographed. I asked the photographer Grant Peterson to shoot all of these items in hopes of doing a book. Well, 18 years later, here it is.”

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