Conversations with Paul Rand and Saul Bass

Paul Rand

Saul Bass logos

Here are a couple of wonderful clips found on Youtube featuring two of the greatest designers of our time, Paul Rand (1914 – 1996) and Saul Bass (1920 – 1996). Considering the pair passed away in 1996 I have been having trouble finding any footage of them talking about their works and careers.

Some wonderful quotes in these short videos, especially Rand who disects what makes design function in the way it needs too. Here’s a sample:

“Aesthetics is the study of art, or, the study of the interaction and fusion of form and content. Which means that the difference between aesthetics and art is that aesthetics is the study of art. Other then that, they are the same.”

Highly recommend taking a few minutes to watch these videos from these experienced and wise designers. The logos below each video are selected pieces by each designer, the first group being Rand’s and the second being Bass’.






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