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Paul Rand: A Designer's Scribbles

Paul Rand: A Designer’s Scribbles

Friday, February 8, 2019, 6:00pm – 7:15pm
Location: U-M Museum of Art, Helmut Stern Auditorium, 525 S. State St. Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Calendar: Stamps Events

Co-sponsored by the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design and UMMA.

On the occasion of the UMMA exhibition Paul Rand: A Designer’s Scribbles, please join noted design writer, author, and educator Steven Heller for his talk “Paul Rand: A Designer’s Scribbles” where he will share never-before-seen sketches by Rand and discuss how they influenced his advertising work.

Steven Heller is the co-chair with Lita Talarico of the MFA Design / Designer as Entrepreneur program at the School of Visual Arts He writes The Daily Heller online. He has written more than 180 books on graphic design, illustration and political art, including The Design Entrepreneur (with Lita Talarico), Paul Rand, Merz to Emigre and Beyond: Avant Garde Magazine Design of the Twentieth Century, Design Literacy: Understanding Graphic Design, Citizen Designer, Stylepedia: A Guide to Graphic Design Mannerisms, Quirks, and Conceits (with Louise Fili), The Anatomy of Design: Uncovering the Influences and Inspirations in Modern Graphic Design (with Mirko Ilic), Iron Fists: Branding the 20th Century Totalitarian State and 100 Ideas that Changed Graphic Design. He is/was a contributing editor for Print, Baseline, Design Observer, Eye. Heller is the recipient of the Eric Carle Award, Art Directors Club Special Educators Award, the AIGA Medal for Lifetime Achievement, the School of Visual Arts’ Masters Series Award and the 2011 National Design Award for “Design Mind.” He has received two honorary doctorates from The College for Creative Studies in Detroit and The Ladislav Sutnar Faculty at the University of West Bohemia in the Czech Republic. His forthcoming book is devoted to Paul Rand’s personal sketches.

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