At thirty-three years old Rand wrote Thoughts on Design. His essays are insightful and beautifully written. He expresses his point of view using only the essential amount of text while referencing his designs in all three essays. Rand acknowledges his influence from philosophers john Dewey and Roger Fry in particular to further clarify his concepts. Thoughts on Design is a must have for all graphic designers. Rand's book only reinforces the importance of articulating the thoughts and ideas used to create.