Our Story | March 2019

Design Museum reopens

Wayne McMaster

October 2016

We are looking forward to getting our hands on an original Paul Rand monograph for the first time in 16 years.

The Design Museum closed its doors in Shad Thames, London in June – now the new museum will be opening in South Kensington’s museum district this month, at three times the size of the old site. The space will see three gallery spaces, a library and archive, a learning centre with workshop space, two events spaces and an auditorium for talks and seminars, alongside restaurant and café spaces. The Design Museum High Street Shop has already opened on Kensington High Street. Opening exhibitions include Fear and Love: Reactions to a Complex world, which will feature 10 installations addressing social and environmental issues, and the museum’s annual Designs of the Year.

 

Paul Rand

Late American graphic designer Paul Rand wrote his monograph in 1985, but the book went out of print in 2000. Originally published by Yale University Press, the book is now back in print by Princeton Architectural Press with a foreword by Steven Heller.

Paul Rand Book

It includes a collection of the designer’s most notable designs, insight into his design processes, a new edition of his original monograph, over 200 illustrations and 27 essays. Rand, who died in 1996, was one of the first American designers to practice the Swiss Style of graphics. He was also a professor at Yale University for 30 years.

Paul Rand

Courtesy: Paul Rand.com

His book goes on Sale later in November

 

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