UCLA Winter Quarter

Accession Number

UCLA Winter Quarter

Paul Rand

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date

Medium & Support
offset lithograph on paper

34 in x 24 in (86.36 cm x 60.96 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Franc Nunoo-Quarcoo and Maria Phillips

Subject matter
UCLA Extension director InJu Sturgeon approached Paul Rand and asked him to design the cover for the Winter Quarter catalog.The image Rand crafted, an orange covered in snow, alludes to one of the top exports in California as well as the season: oranges and winter. The collage-like rendering of the image hearkens back to Rand’s earlier work in publishing. Rand’s covers for magazines and books relied on visual humor inspired by Modernist techniques. Rand had a smaller budget when he worked in publishing, so collage was an attractive and cost effective solution. Rand designed this cover pro bono, so he was under similar constraints.

EC 2017

Physical Description
A black poster with text referring to the UCLA Extension Winter Quarter arranged on the middle left. To the right is an orange circle capped with white and a green stem emerging from its top. Above is a green shape with a white shape upon it.

Primary Object Classification

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

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fruit (plant components)
graphic design

4 Related Resources

(Part of 2 Learning Collections)
Ann Arbor Public School: Art Teacher Professional Development 
(Part of: UMMA Teacher Workshop Resources)
Ann Arbor STEAM middle school tour 11-8-18
(Part of: Ann Arbor STEAM School Graphic Design Tour 11-8-18)
Graphic and composition
(Part of: Design)

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