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Listen! Listen! by Ann and Paul Rand

  The beauty of everyday sounds.  Listen! Listen! by Ann and Paul Rand is a fascinating children´s book just about that, published in 1970. The “Blop” of a raindrop, the “Wham!” of a shutting door, the whisper of the wind in the trees, the “Crunch Crunch” of a toast. Ann Rand collects all those loud and quiet, happy and scary sounds and turns them into beautiful, rhythmic rhymes. Paul Rand accompanies the words with simple, striking (paper cut) forms, bright primary colours and funny little details. Such as the hammer next to the piggybank (Sparschwein/spaarvarken): nothing happens at the end (the hammer is used for building) but in your imagination you can hear the clattering sound of the breaking porcelain pig! But the best sound is….wait! Read, no: LISTEN YOURSELF!   But the noise I like the very best is early morning before sunrise because then (when I keep my eyes tigth shut) I can hear the world wake up. It´s a wonderful mixed-up sound. From far and near From air and ground it comes from all …

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Sparkle & Spin. A book about words

Do you like ice cream? Then we have got something for you! *Sparkle and Spin* is a book about words and – adorable enough –  dedicated ” to all children who like ice cream“.:) It is the second of four children books which designer Paul Rand and his wife Ann did together. The book is full of Paul Rands playfulness and humour and a virtuoso book for the audience he got so much inspiration of: children! Ann Rand, an architect by training, wrote the text in short sharp rhymes and rhythms with a clever awkwardness that makes you hear a child speaking. Paul Rand combined  simple forms, a selective colour palette and plays with paper cut-outs, doodling, collages and typography for his illustrations. The book got very good reviews and the New York Times chose it as one of the ‘Ten best illustrated Books of the Year’! in 1957. With its bold, playful interplay of words and pictures, the lyrical text explores what words are and how they are used. And it highlights some characteristics such as that some words sound like what the mean, …

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I know a lot of things

↓ Scroll down for English/German version! I know a lot of things is een prentenboek van de Amerikaanse graphic designer Paul Rand en Ann Rand, zijn vrouw. Paul Rand staat het meest bekend om zijn corporate identities/logo´s zoals die van IBM, ABC of UPS. Het boek is het eerste van vier kinderboeken, die Ann en Paul Rand samen ontworpen hebben. Oorspronkelijk uitgegeven in 1956 werd het in 2009 door Chronicle Books heruitgegeven. Typisch voor Paul Rand’s illustraties zijn de uit papier geknipte grafische vormen. In feite was het knippen van gekleurd papier een van zijn favorite methodes in de jaren 50. Het verhaal, geschreven door Ann Rand, is vol humor en “rhythm and rhyme”. Het helpt kleine kinderen zich te realiseren, dat ze al een heleboel dingen weten. Of het nou kleine of grote dingen zijn. Like this:Like Loading…