Paul Rand. 1914-1996. This six-minute amateur footage of Rand chatting with some design students gives a great insight into the man. At the time of writing there are just a couple of hundred views on YouTube.
Worth your time.
Rand paraphrasing the late architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe who said, “I don’t want to be interesting. I want to be good.”
At the end of the footage you see Rand outside where the students had parked their car. He’s gesturing directions as they prepare to drive away from the studio. It reminds me of my granddad who does the same when I reverse out of his driveway.
Thanks to Josh Kasten for the tip.
For a more in-depth discussion, here’s a three-part interview.