"Before Paul Rand died in 1996, he asked the Swiss designer Fred Troller to make a headstone for him that would transcend the usual clichés. The resulting monument comprises two heavy stone cubes. The top cube is turned on its axis and carved with Rand’s name and dates in sans-serif letters, evocative of the designer’s quintessentially modernist sensibility; the bottom cube is inscribed in Hebrew. The memorial stands out among rows of traditional tombstones in the Connecticut cemetery for its economical beauty, subtle ingenuity, and elegant typography. Troller also designed the layer of specially polished stones placed around the base for mourners to place them on the gravestone in the Jewish tradition."