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.
This post is a quick shout-out for an extremely cool podcast in Oklahoma City called BETTER THAN FICTION. It’s main theme is comic book collecting, nerd culture, movies, and more…. but in episode #116 they totally geeked-out on the Author and Book Designer Chip Kidd. Their main focus was Chip Kidd’s recent book, GO: A Kidd’s Guide To Graphic Design (Workman). But they also discuss many other of Chip’s book cover designs and we could not be more proud of that. Thanks guys!
Here’s a LINK to their website, please check them out sometime. Also, here’s the podcast embedded down below. Please be sure to check out episode #116!!
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 designer a celebrity? 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.
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!
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
Anyone with an interest in Graphic Design knows all about the PANTONE™ Coloring System. They are the industry standard for COLOR relating to print. For those unfamiliar with Pantone we have included a video at the very bottom of this post that gives a brief history.
But, back to the main issue. This year the Pantone company made a major announcement that they will be adding 112 new colors to their color palette. To introduce these new colors they created three promo videos which feature stories on some well known Graphic Designers who all explain what “color means to them”. Chip Kidd was among the list:
That was a fun video, right? Now check this out. Pantone sells their product in 3 new formats:
The first one is what they call COLOR CHIPS. This is a book with small color chips they can be torn-out to add along to your design work. They help Printers make sure every color is exact.
The next format is their standard FORMULA GUIDE. This is a fan-like color palette which expands to show different color chips. It’s a solid unit.
Then, there’s a thing that’s kinda new called COLOR BRIDGE. This is the standard Formula Guide with another guide that shows what these colors will look like when displayed on the web. This is a very important resource for Web Designers.
For more information on all the amazing new colors, and PANTONE Products in general, please be sure to visit their official WEBSITE.
Akshita Nanda, the Lifestyle Arts Correspondent for THE STRAITS TIMES (A popular newspaper in Singapore), recently interviewed Chip Kidd about the process of book cover design, what it’s like to work with Haruki Murakami, and he also shares how he came up with the iconic Jurassic Park dinosaur silhouette for the best-selling Michael Crichton book.
If you have never heard of a website named DESIGNGATHA then you should really check it out. They cover many related topics around the ideas of Art, Design, Handicraft, Architecture, Fashion, and Graphic Design.
Seriously, it’s a cool blog! Anyways, we wanna thank them for posting an interview they recently conducted with the Designer Chip Kidd. They asked some really good questions and even posted a bunch of his famous book cover designs…. sweet!
The Always Super-Awesome BOING BOING website has a very fun podcast called RIYL (Recommend If You Like) and they recently talked with Chip Kidd about Graphic Design, Book Covers, His New “Art of Peanuts” Book, and the Future of Books in a Digital World.
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!!