Paul Rand’s 100th birthday was on Friday and his continued influence on design and culture is undeniable. His crucial essay, entitled Thoughts on Design, was written in 1947, revised in 1970 and then drifted out of print by the end of the decade. The book has been reissued with a new forward by Michael Bierut – check out an exploration of the ideas in the book and its influence here. Below, an example of Rand’s bold, playful and experimental ideas for a magazine cover from 1954. Via Brain Pickings.