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