Cover Gallery: First Impressions

From issue one Fast Company grasped the power of great design--and we built that into the look of the magazine itself. So go ahead: Judge our books by their covers.

It was a founding premise of Fast Company: In business, design matters. A glimpse inside Nike or Apple Computer at the time was enough to confirm that design was becoming a vital part of competitive advantage. But business magazines of the day didn't reflect that sensibility. They were gray, stodgy, and, well, uncool. Fast Company was something different. Not just bold, but beautiful--a magazine whose look said everything about the dynamism, speed, and humanity of business itself.

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