I've watched my wife, a graphic artist, pull out a notebook after seeing a shape or a line that caught her fancy so she could capture and hold onto the tail of that creative tiger! She'll hold on until a form emerges that she can use for her art or her book design work. This series of sketches reminds me of this.
Saul Bass (1920 –1996) was an American graphic designer and filmmaker, perhaps best known for his design of film posters and motion picture title sequences. Bass also designed some of the most iconic corporate logos in North America