In 1986, Steve Jobs recruited renowned graphic designer Paul Rand to create a brand identity costing $100,000. Rand created a 100-page brochure detailing the brand, including the precise angle used for the logo (28°) and a new company name, NeXT.
Heller, Steven; Helfand, Jessica; Lois, George (2000). Paul Rand. Phaidon Press. p256. NeXT on Wikipedia.
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Steve Jobs on working with Rand:
“I asked him if he would come up with a few options, and he said, ‘No, I will solve your problem for you and you will pay me. You don’t have to use the solution. If you want options go talk to other people.'”
Classic Paul Rand.
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