Iconic graphic designer Paul Rand is a legend in the industry. At just 33 years old in 1947, he was the chief art director at ad agency William H. Weintraub and Co.—he also published the lauded Thoughts on Design that year.

For the first time since the 1970s, Chronicle Books would be republishing the illustrated volume this month—this latest edition would feature a foreword by renowned graphic designer and Pentagram partner Michael Bierut.

To mark the reprint of this very important design book, Fast Co. Design has asked Bierut to put together a selection of passages from Thoughts on Design that are still deeply relevant for designers today.

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Yet another creation has rolled off the powerhouse infographics assembly line over at Pop Chart Lab, and this time, the indefatigable taxonomizers of alcohols and famous quotes have turned their attention to works of architecture.

The Schematic of Structures organizes what the designers describe as “90 eminent edifices erected and perfected throughout history.” Arranged by height, the infographic lines up some of the greatest works envisioned and built by man since prehistory, from the Neolithic Cairn of Barnenez and the Parthenon to more modern creations like London’s Gherkin and the Burj Khalifa.

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Today, users expect online experiences that not only respond to what device they’re using, but also their location, time of day, what they’ve already read, and events happening in real time.

To capture a user’s attention for the next generation of the web, you’ll need more than just responsive design. You’ll need a responsive philosophy.

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