03 Nov 2012
‘Don’t Try To Be Original, Just Try To Be Good’ Paul Rand at the ebow gallery
A Paul Rand Exhibition by Curate and Design at the ebow Gallery, 1 Castle Street, Dublin 2. November 2nd – 16th 2012. Part of Design Week 2012.
12 to 5 pm Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun
Open until 8pm on Thursdays
American graphic designer Paul Rand is one of the most celebrated graphic designers in history. A modernist at heart, he is best known for the iconic logos and corporate identities he created in the 1950s and ‘60s for the likes of IBM, Ford and UPS. After working together on the NeXT Computer identity and marketing, Steve Jobs described Rand as “the greatest living graphic designer”. He continued to work until his death in 1996, both on design projects and as a lecturer. An influential designer who encouraged simplicity of thought and process, his work is perhaps best summed by his classic, Mies van der Rohe- referencing quote:
“Don’t try to be original, just try to be good.”
This exhibition – which runs as part of Design Week 2012 – will feature a range of material from American graphic designer Paul Rand’s career. Approximately 30 original pieces by Rand will be on display (including book jackets, print ads, packaging and posters) alongside a selection of work on loan from international archives such as Yale University.
The exhibition will include the screening of an animation of Paul Rand’s work by New York studio Imaginary Forces produced for the One Club Hall of Fame.
The exhibition will also include a specially commissioned print from two Irish artists: one from Johnny Kelly, which demonstrates the impact of Rand’s work on his own design ideology; and one from Inputout’s James Earley.
The exhibition is created especially for Design Week Dublin by Curate and Design
ebow, the digital marketing agency owns the ebow gallery - a creative think-tank that doubles up as an art gallery where the public and our clients cans mingle with the likes of Pattie Boyd, Ken Regan and Gered Mankowitz; and our clients can get a good grasp on our vision of how marketing and a digital marketing agency should be: full of activity, change and revolution.
Title: A Lecture By Wendy Williams and a screening of ‘Conversations With Paul Rand’ (28 minutes).
Date: November 5th 6.30pm
Location: Lecture Theatre G6, DIT, 40-45 Mountjoy Square, Dublin 1
Curators: Curate and Design – Shane O’Donoghue and James Earley
Prints: Johnny Kelly, James Earley
Identity/Website: James Earley
Products On Loan From: Yale University Library, Steven A Heller and private collectors of Paul Rand’s work.