Happy Holiday, Mr. Rand

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Paul Rand left behind a large file filled with Christmas and holiday cards that he received from designer friends and colleagues. I savor them. My first book titled Artists’ Christmas Cards was a compilation of missives created by designers like the ones Rand collected and many others. I’ve always had a love for this holiday, especially the graphic expression through cards — obviously Rand did too. Here’s an story I wrote on cards for the Times. Now, have a happy and peaceful Christmas day.

Gudrun and Hermann Zapf

Gudrun and Hermann Zapf

Rudolph de Harak

Rudolph de Harak

Elaine and Saul Bass

Elaine and Saul Bass

Elaine and Saul Bass

Elaine and Saul Bass

Odermatt & Tissi

Odermatt & Tissi

Gudrun and Hermann Zapf

Gudrun and Hermann Zapf

Adrian Frutiger

Adrian Frutiger

Naiad and Walter Einsel

Naiad and Walter Einsel

Elaine and Saul Bass

Elaine and Saul Bass

Elaine and Saul Bass

Elaine and Saul Bass

Leona Pierce and Antonio Frasconi

Leona Pierce and Antonio Frasconi