Paul Rand: A Designer’s Eye



ISBN: 9780990917427 Category:


A photo essay of a cache of items from the archive of iconic graphic designer Paul Rand. Accumulated over a lifetime of travel, they include a wide variety of packages, shopping bags, dolls, toys, etc.

A unique look into the mind of the legendary designer, whose influence and popularity have continued long after his death in 1996.

The foreword, written by JP Williams, a former student of Rand, tells of his relationship with the designer and describes the power objects can hold. The book also serves as a valuable design reference for aficionados and collectors of interesting and lost packaging.

Additional information

Weight 438 g
Dimensions 16.9 x 24.6 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 7 February 2024
Number of pages 96
Format Hardback
Contributors Edited by JP Williams
Dimensions 16.9 x 24.6 cm
Weight 438 g


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JP Williams is a creative director and founding partner of MW, a New York-based design studio that iD Magazine referred to as "the patron saints of low-key luxury." He has collaborated with some of the world's most respected photographers and stylists on award-winning work for a wide range of international clients, including Takashimaya New York, Rizzoli, Starwood and West Elm. Sought after for his highly refined aesthetic, personal style and retail expertise, JP also curates exhibits and designs interiors for select clients.

JP is a connoisseur and avid collector of vintage ephemera and tools, and an established authority on typography and design. He writes about his collections and obsessions on Educated at Indiana University, the Rhode Island School of Design and Yale University, JP has taught graphic design at Parsons School of Design; The University of the Arts, Philadelphia; and Brigham Young University. He has lectured on design and corporate identity at various institutions including Beckmans Stockholm, Nuremberg Art Academy and ECAL in Lausanne, France. His writing has been published in Communication Arts and Looking Closer: Critical Writings on Graphic Design. His own imprint, Wms&Co, has published several books, including Likes, featuring the photography of Andy Spade, with a foreword by Glenn O'Brien, and Incomplete Inventory, a photo essay on the possessions of fashion icon Nick Wooster.