- December 31, 2015
Vox, one of the leading news websites out there today, recently interviewed the Designer Michael Bierut about the concept and idea of what makes a great logo. He is the creator of the famous “Hillary Clinton” political campaign logo and many countless others like: TED Talks, Saks Fifth Avenue, Guitar Hero, etc.
So, check out this fun video clip about a part of graphic design that affects all of our lives.
Every single year the entire “Graphic Design World” is completely on pins and needles wondering what color chip will PANTONE pick for their 2016 Color of the Year. Well, for the next season they have picked TWO colors! The choices are Rose Quartz (13-1520) and Serenity (15-3919)! This is sort of a landmark event because it’s the first time in many many years they have chosen more than one color! Plus, they’re totally great! We love them!!
WOW! Oh Man, what an honor! The extremely popular MENTAL FLOSS website recently did an article titled “20 Things You Might Not Have Known About Jurassic Park” and they gave credit to designer Chip Kidd for creating the iconic movie franchise logo… AWESOME!! Thank you MF!!
In a previous post here at CHIPKIDD.COM we mentioned that Chip’s new book, “GO! A Kidd’s Guide To Graphic Design” (Workman Publishing Company) was gonna be translated into Korean for the book market in South Korea. Well, it has been finished and it’s in stores there now! Also, if YOU would like a copy for yourself then please visit this WEBSITE right here!
Yes, we can’t read the Korean language either, but it would be a super-fun book to have. They did a great job on the translation and it looks beautiful!
The Book Designer Chip Kidd was recently honored with being a guest at the 2015 BEYOND TELLERRAND Conference that is held every year in Germany. The thing that’s pretty cool about this event is they document it with really great video coverage. Here is Chip Kidd’s speech he did and, surprisingly, everything went very well, ha ha!
The main focus was the question, “When should design be clear, and when should it be mysterious?” Chip also talks about the future of Graphic Design, mostly his career related to “Book Cover” design, and he also tries to figure out why the Huffingtom Post has called him, “The Meryl Streep of Book Design”… it’s crazy!
It’s likely that Aaron Draplin has more passion about graphic design than you have about anything. In a recent WTF Podcast interview (episode 649) Marc Maron visits Aaron at the seat of the empire he created in Portland and finds out how a skater kid from the Midwest worked his way up through Snowboarder Magazine to build his own independent graphic design business from scratch and how he become the go-to guy for some of the country’s most prominent brands.
Here is the complete interview down below and we want to warn everyone that the content contains adult language and might not be safe for work, enjoy:
OK, this is totally unrelated to the WTF event but, once upon a time, Aaron Draplin met Chip Kidd, ha!
Here’s a quick shout out to let everyone know that Chip Kidd is still teaching Graphic Design Classes, online, at SKILLSHARE. The way it’s designed you can pretty much join-in anytime you want. Classes are getting full, so please be sure to enroll now.
The course is titled, “Introduction to Book Cover Design: Making Stories Visual” and it covers all the aspects of Book Cover Design along with many helpful tips for both new Designers and Authors.
For more information, or to enroll today, just CLICK HERE!
Here’s some fun news to report. An article about Chip Kidd was recently featured in the Artsbeat section of THE SUNDAY GUARDIAN. Now, the thing that makes it so unique is that this newspaper is located in Sri Lanka! Yes, that is the country of India, WOW! (So very cool! I mean, how fun is that?!) It was written by Aditya Mani Jha. It’s very insightful and they have some nice graphics too. Thanks guys.
So, GO check it out sometime, just CLICK HERE!
Over at the always amazing DIGITAL TELEPATHY website Brent Summers conducted an interview with Penguin Random House book designer Chip Kidd about rising to the occasion, hard work and making a great impression—every time. This was in connection to the release of Chip’s latest book, “JUDGE THIS.” (Simon & Schuster).
“JUDGE THIS” is a part of the TED BOOK series and is based on a TED TALKS video shown down below. We wanna thank Brent Summers for a great interview. It was a lot of fun to do and very well-written. Oh yeah, before we forget, here’s a LINK to read the article, ha! Go check it out!