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VIDEO – Comic Sans: The Man Behind the World’s Most Contentious #Font

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  • January 27, 2017

 

You remember Comic Sans. You know, that irreverent, off-kilter font that came pre-programmed on 90’s versions of Microsoft Word? In fact, you probably have very strong feelings about that font. Here’s the story behind the most polarizing font ever made.

 

 

 

 

Video Book Review: What is Obscenity? by Rokudenashiko

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  • January 16, 2017

 

Here’s a quick post to share a nice video of a book review done by a YouTuber named chekherjoy for Rokudenashiko’s book, “What is Obscenity?: The Story of a Good For Nothing Artist and her Pussy ” (Koyama Press). The book was edited by Graham Kolbeins, translated by Anne Ishii and the book cover was designed by Chip Kidd.

 

 

 

 

Writers or Authors: Win a Book Cover Design by Chip Kidd!

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  • January 12, 2017

 

This year Chip Kidd is teaming-up again with Penn State University to support their Breast Cancer Research Program that they call PINK ZONE. As a way to raise funds for this wonderful organization Chip has agreed to design a book cover for the lucky person who wins the contest over at the CHARITY BUZZ website.

Just click the link to add your bid, or you can DONATE any amount directly to PINK ZONE by clicking here… Thanks!

 

 

 

#PANTONE Announces “Greenery” as the Color of the Year for 2017!

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  • December 28, 2016

 

Pantone, the reference for professional color standards in the design world, has declared a fresh, “zesty yellow-hue” of “Greenery” the Color of the Year for 2017.

Pantone 15-0343 is described as a “life-affirming” shade of green foliage, grass and green apples that evokes the first days of spring and the pursuit of personal passions and vitality.

“Greenery bursts forth in 2017 to provide us with the hope we collectively yearn for amid a complex social and political landscape,” said Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute.

“Satisfying our growing desire to rejuvenate, revitalize and unite, Greenery symbolizes the re-connection we seek with nature, one another and a larger purpose.”

Greenery follows Serenity and Rose Quartz, which were the colors of 2016.

“The tangy yellow-green speaks to our desire to express, explore, experiment and reinvent, imparting a sense of buoyancy,” said Eiseman.

“Through its reassuring yet assertive vibrancy, Greenery offers us self-assurance and boldness to live life on our own terms, during a time when we are redefining what makes us successful and happy.”

 

 

 

 

CREATIVE BLOQ: 10 Famous Designers’ Portfolios and What You Can Learn From Them #ChipKidd

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  • December 28, 2016

 

Over at the CREATIVE BLOQ website they recently shared a post titled  “10 Famous Designers’ Portfolios and What You Can Learn From Them” and the really cool thing is that Chip Kidd made the list! I mean, seriously, it’s a great honor because the list of names also includes: Susan Kare, Peter Saville, April Greiman,  Kate Moross, James Victore,  Debbie Millman, Stanley Donwood, Jon Burgerman, and Jessica Hische!

Oh yeah, and they shared an awesome screenshot of our website (shown up above), thanks Dudes!

 

 

 

Dumb Questions For Smart Designers – Chip Kidd

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  • November 3, 2016

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The Dumb Questions For Smart Designers website finally got ahold of Chip Kidd and, like their name says, they asked him some really stupid questions.

Ha Ha, actually it was a lot of fun and most of the questions were kind of clever. You can read that INTERVIEW right here!

 


 

 

Check Out THE HISTORY OF BATMAN Podcast Interview with Designer CHIP KIDD!

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  • October 15, 2016

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This week, THE HISTORY OF BATMAN Podcast interviewed graphic designer and Batman writer Chip Kidd from New York Comic Con!

Londyn and his co-host, Mason Booker, talk with Chip about his journey into becoming a modern book jacket designer, his life-long fandom of BATMAN, and how he became part of the Dark Knight’s celebrated history with his book, “Bat-Manga! The Secret History of Batman in Japan” (Pantheon Books), exploring the lost art of the Batman Manga during the 1960s.

Listen in to this riveting interview as they talk all about Batman and the importance of the character’s visual evolution and design over the last 77 years.

Hear it all right here: Chip Kidd Interviewed by The History of the Batman with Londyn! Presented by Meltdown Comics!

 

 

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November 30th #ADCC DESIGN NEW YORK – Showcases 6 of the Best NY Graphic Art Studios

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  • October 15, 2016

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If you live anywhere near Toronto then you need to attend an event there on November 20th titled, “DESIGN NEW YORK“.

It will be hosted by the Advertising and Design Club of Canada (ADCC). The  main speaker and guest curator will be Paula Scher of Pentagram, and it will display work from six of New York’s most celebrated design studios – each of which will receive its own poster design treatment by Underline (The poster for Chip Kidd is featured down below).  Also, just to clarify, Chip will not be at the event. Basically, they’re just speaking about him.

 

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WHEN:

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016
6:00 to 9:30pm

WHERE:

Berkeley Church
315 Queen Street East
Toronto, Canada

TICKETS:

ADCC Members – $10
Non-Members – $20

Three studios they will be discussing have been announced so far: the Office of Paul Sahre, Chip Kidd, and Sagmeister & Walsh.

To buy tickets, and for more Information, just CLICK HERE! 

 


 

 

 

ILLUSTRATION AGE – Think Like A Designer with #ChipKidd

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  • September 21, 2016

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OK, Here’s a quick shout-out to Thomas James over at the ILLUSTRATION AGE website for doing a recent story about the online classes being taught by Designer Chip Kidd. He is teaching an online “how to” class over at the SKILLSHARE website titled, THINK LIKE A DESIGNER: MAKING AN ART POSTER. Enrollment is available anytime and the classes just started so please go check it out sometime. Also…

Thanks James!

 


 

 

CHIP KIDD Gets Interviewed at the NOTEBOOK ON CITIES AND CULTURE Podcast!

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  • September 21, 2016

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Here’s a nice  item we found in our archives of an interview with Designer Chip Kidd that was done for the NOTEBOOK ON CITIES AND CULTURE Podcast awhile back. It’s a really great conversation about the importance of Art School, Chip’s obsession with the now-infamous Milgram Experiment and, also, his use of an Andres Serrano photo for a brand-new Bible book cover!

They also get pretty serious talking about Chip Kidd’s 2nd novel, The Learners: The Book After The Cheese Monkeys…  Enjoy:

 

 


 

 

GRAPHIC MEANS Documentary Trailer – The History of Graphic Design

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  • September 1, 2016

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There’s a new documentary film coming out later this year that everyone in the “Graphic Design” world is getting really excited about. It’s called “Graphic Means” and it covers the story of the graphic design industry from the 1950’s to the 1990’s. Since the beginning of time everything used to be done by hand… but then the personal computer came along and changed everything!

Here’s the new trailer for the movie, it’s looks so cool, check it out!!

 


 

 

Check Out This Funny CHIP KIDD: GRAPHIC DESIGN Meme, Ha Ha!

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  • August 27, 2016

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Here’s a random image I came across lately where someone has taken an inspirational quote from the Designer Chip Kidd and turned it into a meme. Thanks to whoever created it, it’s hilarious!

Plus, everybody else please feel free to share it on your local social media page.

 


 

 

5 Tips to Create an Unusual Book Cover, Chip Kidd Style

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  • August 4, 2016

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Here’s a quick post to share a wonderful article written by Patricia Coroi over at the FLIPSNACK website. Flip Snack shares information about many different aspects of Graphic Design and other creative endeavors. Patricia’s article asks the hypothetical question, “What is the philosophy behind his book covers?”. Then, she goes about creating a list of 5 principles of Chip Kidd’s design process that could be used by any book cover illustrator or designer.

To read the full article, please CLICK HERE!


 

 

SNACK PODCAST – Profile On the Book Cover Designs of Chip Kidd

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  • May 16, 2016

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Here’s a podcast episode we knew we had to share an soon as we heard it! Andrei Triburca, over at the SNACK PODCAST, recently posted a link to an amazing podcast profile who’s main focus is on the career of the book designer, Chip Kidd. In episode #17 they discuss the history of book cover design and Chip’s place in it. So, here it is, please listen and enjoy.

 


 

#PRINT Magazine Spring Issue to Feature CHIP KIDD on the Cover!

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  • March 31, 2016

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Print‘s Spring 2016 issue takes a dive into the largest design capital of the world: New York City and Designer Chip Kidd is featured on the cover! This issue takes an exclusive look into the lives of design celebrities – from James Victore to Timothy Goodman, Jessica Walsh to Stefan Sagmeister. And then ask yourself: what makes a designercelebrity? And is there a difference between “celebrity” and “fame?”   All of this PLUS the winners of the Typography & Lettering Awards, the History of Helvetica and a Sneak Peek at Seymour Chwast’s Next Exhibit.  

Oh yeah, and did we mention Chip Kidd is on the cover? Ha! Hey, this is a huge honor and we’re really proud of this, it’s very fun and so cool to be on a national magazine! Down below are some “behind the scene” events from the photo shoot. You can see Debbie Millman doing a bit of art directing and the official photographer for the project was Brent Taylor of CMS Photo.

 

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For a more in-depth look at the “behind the scenes” shenanigans please CLICK HERE!

To order this issue online, in both printed paper and digital download format, please CLICK HERE!

FEATURES:

  • The Hollywood Issue: New York: Print presents a photo essay celebrating 56 of New York City’s most influential, classic and cutting-edge creatives working today.
  • A New York State of Design: How did the Big Apple become the world’s premier design hub–and does it still hold the title?
  • Self-Image: Six New York firms reflect on their identities–proving that the process of creating and maintaining a branded look is anything but identical
  • The Unexpected Cartographer: Discover distortion and opinion in the mind-bending, massive maps of Paula Scher

 


 


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