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The graphic design of Paul Rand

Curate & Design | Dublin

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This project was funded!

rewards for funding this project:

€10 +

A big thank you! You will be emailed a beautifully designed invite/poster combination for our show (designed by James Earley /Inputout) with an invite to the opening night drinks reception, some extra information about Paul Rand and details of a specialist lecture. +Your name will be featured on the sponsors section of the Curate & Design website.

€25 +

A big thank you! Your donation will go far! Receive our printed invite and Paul Rand poster by post instead of email-a beautifully designed collector's item invite/poster by James Earley /Inputout Your name will be featured on the sponsors section of the Curate & Design website. + A commemorative sticker

€50 +

A massive thank you! We really appreciate it! Receive everything in the €25 reward + Delivered to your door: a limited edition A3 'Inspired by Paul Rand' lithographic print (by James Earley / Inputout ). Perfect art for framing- a coveted piece of Irish design for the wall + Entered into a draw to win a limited edition, A2, numbered Paul Rand tribute poster commissioned especially for this show designed and signed by the brilliant Johnny Kelly. One signed available only! (lithographic print).

€75 +

High fives! This is going to be a great show with your help! Receive everything in the €50 reward and in addition you will receive: + Artist proof of a limited edition, A2, Dieter Rams inspired poster designed by excellent designers Conor & David. This poster has been requested for acquisition by the Art Institute of Chicago for their permanent collection!

€125 +

Gold status! Huge thank you! Receive all of the €50 rewards plus the following: + Your very own limited edition Paul Rand lithographic print designed especially for this show by amazing Irish designer Johnny Kelly (http://www.nexusproductions.com/directors/johnny-kelly) delivered to anywhere in the world

€200 +

Patron status! Thank you very much for your support! Receive all of the €125 reward +Your company's branding, or your name, in the exhibition +1 souvenir collector's item - a book ( with a cover designed by Paul Rand) featured in the exhibition - limited availability

€300 +

Patron status! Thank you very much indeed! Receive the following: You will be posted a beautifully designed invite/poster combination for our show (designed by James Earley /Inputout) with an invite to the opening night drinks reception and a specialist lecture. Your name will be featured on the sponsors section of the Curate & Design website and in the venue itself on our sponsor's wall. + A commemorative sticker + Delivered to your door a limited edition, signed and numbered, 32cm x 42cm 'inspired by Paul Rand' lithographic print (by James Earley / Inputout ). Perfect for framing - a coveted piece of Irish design for the wall. + Artist proof of a limited edition, A2, Dieter Rams inspired poster designed by excellent designers Conor & David. This poster has been requested for acquisition by the Art Institute of Chicago. + Your very own limited edition, numbered, A2 Paul Rand tribute poster designed by the brilliant Johnny Kelly. This item has been commissioned especially for this show and will be delivered directly to you. + 2 Original collector's items – vintage books, 1940-1960 (cover designed by Paul Rand) featured in the exhibition - limited availability Phew!

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Curate & Design

'Don't try to be original, just try to be good.'
A Paul Rand exhibition at Gallery Number One
2nd November - 16th November 2012

MISSION

We love design. And we love sharing amazing design works with new fans and converted design fans. We started Curate and Design with a mission to stage quality and informative free shows in Dublin showing international and local design heroes. We have been praised in The Irish Times  and Le Cool. A show 'Less But Better' about Dieter Rams at the Exchange Gallery last April showed what we can do, and with your help, we would like to do it again! We are grateful for your funding and look forward to bringing this to life!

Shane O' Donoghue / James Earley

ABOUT PAUL RAND

Paul Rand transformed the way individuals and businesses think about graphic design. As a figurehead in the development of American graphic design, Paul Rand  (1914–1996) produced some of the most pioneering identities for companies such as IBM, UPS and ABC. Steve Jobs described him as ‘the greatest living graphic designer’. Rand taught design at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. He was inducted into the New York Art Directors Club Hall of Fame in 1972.

ABOUT THE SHOW

This free 2 week exhibition aims to introduce a new audience to the work of Paul Rand. It will tell the story of Rand's philosophy and takes you though his works from the early age of advertising through to modern identity design, showing his thinking and methods throughout. The show will comprise of the following:

– Approximately 10–15 original pieces by Paul Rand on display. (Book covers, posters, packaging, logo design manuals and posters)
– Commissioned limited edition print by brilliant Irish designer Johnny Kelly demonstrating the impact of Rand’s work on his own design ideology.
– Educational element with a free public lecture by a Rand specialist.

WHAT YOUR FUNDING MEANS TO US

The funding will go toward:

Exhibition content and loans: €730
Production of all promotional material and lithographic prints: €1500
Exhibition space design and build + a newly designed website resource, €500
A guest lecture, invited irish designer and an invigilator €790
Postage for rewards and fundit costs €980
Framing and photography €500

We intend to stage the exhibition to coincide with Design Week Dublin. The main purpose of Design Week is to highlight the important contribution good design makes to the cultural and economic life of Ireland through fostering a reputation for creative excellence and innovation.

We are commissioning a special piece by Johnny Kelly. Our last commission for 'Less But Better' was by Conor and David. This poster has now been requested for acquisition by the Art Institute of Chicago.

So-good things happen!

Please be a part of what is very much a labour of love and start funding to see this beautiful exhibition!

See you at the show in November :)

Shane and James
Thanks to Johnny Kelly,Mark Gilligan, Chequerboard, Conor & David, Dave Douglas, Danny Lewandowski