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Paul Rand's Profile

Brief about Paul Rand: By info that we know Paul Rand was born at 1914-08-15. And also Paul Rand is American Designer.

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The principal role of a logo is to identify, and simplicity is its means... Its effectiveness depends on distinctiveness, visibility, adaptability, memorability, universality, and timelessness.

Tags: Means, Role, Simplicity

There's a certain kind of research you have to listen to - the factual stuff, not opinion. Facts are facts. Sugar is sweet - it's not a matter of opinion. It just is.

Tags: Matter, Opinion, Sweet

To design is much more than simply to assemble, to order, or even to edit: it is to add value and meaning, to illuminate, to simplify, to clarify, to modify, to dignify, to dramatize, to persuade, and perhaps even to amuse. To design is to transform prose into poetry.

Tags: Design, Poetry, Value

Without the aesthetic, the computer is but a mindless speed machine, producing effects without substance, form without relevant content, or content without meaningful form.

Tags: Computer, Content, Meaningful

Design is the method of putting form and content together. Design, just as art, has multiple definitions; there is no single definition. Design can be art. Design can be aesthetics. Design is so simple, that's why it is so complicated.

Tags: Art, Design, Simple

Simplicity is not the goal. It is the by-product of a good idea and modest expectations.

Tags: Goal, Good, Idea

A style is the consequence of recurrent habits, restraints, or rules invented or inherited, written or overheard, intuitive or preconceived.

Tags: Rules, Style, Written

Design is everything. Everything!

Tags: Design

Good design doesn't date. Bad design does.

Tags: Bad, Design, Good

I was too practical to want to be a painter.

Tags: Painter, Practical

Ideas do not need to be esoteric to be original or exciting.

Tags: Exciting, Ideas, Original

In the Orthodox religion, you don't draw the human figure. It's against the rules.

Tags: Against, Human, Religion

The reason I always insisted on signing my work was not to be subordinate to anyone.

Tags: Anyone, Reason, Work

You can't criticize geometry. It's never wrong.

Tags: Criticize, Geometry, Wrong

Any system that sees aesthetics as irrelevant, that separates the artist from his product, that fragments the work of the individual, or creates by committee, or makes mincemeat of the creative process will, in the long run, diminish not only the product but the maker as well.

Tags: Creative, Makes, Work

Artistic tricks divert from the effect that an artist endeavors to produce, and even excellent elements such as bullets, arrows, brackets, ornate initials, are at best superficial ornamentation unless logically employed.

Tags: Artist, Best, Excellent

Asymmetric balance creates greater reader interest. Pleasure derived from observing asymmetrical arrangements lies partly in overcoming resistances, which, consciously or not, the spectator adjusts in his own mind.

Tags: Balance, Lies, Mind

Copy, art, and typography should be seen as a living entity; each element integrally related, in harmony with the whole, and essential to the execution of an idea.

Tags: Art, Living, Whole

Design is a way of life, a point of view. It involves the whole complex of visual communications: talent, creative ability, manual skill, and technical knowledge. Aesthetics and economics, technology and psychology are intrinsically related to the process.

Tags: Knowledge, Life, Technology

Graphic design, which evokes the symmetria of Vituvius, the dynamic symmetry of Hambidge, the asymmetry of Mondrian; which is a good gestalt, generated by intuition or by computer, by invention or by a system of coordinates, is not good design if it does not communicate.

Tags: Design, Good, Intuition