University of Hartford

Accession Number

University of Hartford

Paul Rand

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date

Medium & Support
silkscreen on paper

36 in x 24 in (91.44 cm x 60.96 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Franc Nunoo-Quarcoo and Maria Phillips

Subject matter
The poster advertises the dedication of several sites at the University of Hartford. Paul Rand overlaps squares in saturated colors below the text. The poster is minimal in detail, yet, also, is evocative of the rising geometric silhouettes of buildings. Additionally, abstraction is often associated with innovation and modernism. Through this design, Rand seems to suggest that the Dedication ceremony is the beginning of a new and vibrant era.

EC 2017

Physical Description
A poster for the University Center Dedication of the University of Hartford on April 25, 1989. Four squared shapes, colored blue, green, yellow, and red are arranged around the text.

Primary Object Classification

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

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