Stamps Professor Franc Nunoo-Quarcoo will join Jennifer Friess, UMMA Assistant Curator, in a free, public talk entitled “In Conversation: Paul Rand and the Power of Design” on Sunday, November 11 from 3 – 4 pm at the U‑M Museum of Art (UMMA — 525 S. State St., Ann Arbor). This event is free, but registration is required: click here to register.
Paul Rand, twentieth-century pioneer in the field of design, was best-known for crafting corporate designs for media and technology powerhouses such as IBM, Westinghouse, NeXT Computer, and Cummins. Through his now-iconic designs and writings, Rand articulated a philosophy for a new generation of designers: all forms of visual communication should seek to meld the utilitarian and the beautiful.
This talk is part of Paul Rand: The Designer’s Task, on view at UMMA September 15, 2018-February 10, 2019.