- January 27, 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.
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.
“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.”
A friend emailed me the other day saying that the official QUOTE ADDICTS website was going crazy with memes themed around the “idea of wise words about graphic design”. One of the designers who made the list was Chip Kidd. So, I thought I’d post a few of them here for fun. Their site has many more so please be sure to check them out sometime. OK, HERE WE GO!
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!
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.
Wednesday, November 30th, 2016
6:00 to 9:30pm
315 Queen Street East
ADCC Members – $10
Non-Members – $20
To buy tickets, and for more Information, just CLICK HERE!
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…
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:
Chip Kidd is world-famous for designing some of the most innovative book covers of our time. How do his ideas come to life?
This inspirational 35-minute class takes you on a journey through Chip’s process for designing an art poster, a real project he took on for the Brooklyn Book Festival in Fall 2016. As he explores his assignment, research strategy, and even graphic ideas, you’ll see how the best graphic designers — Chip amongst them — are creative and conceptual problem-solvers.
You’ll learn how to:
Plus, each lesson is filled with lesser-known examples of Chip Kidd’s poster work, as well as comparisons to his popular work in book cover design.
Whether you’re creating your own poster, curious about the principles of good design, or just want to see a master at work, this class will help you “think like a designer,” hone your visual instincts, and harness the power of graphic design!
Want to dive deeper? Be sure to check out Chip Kidd’s first Skillshare class, Introduction to Book Cover Design: Making Stories Visual
Oh yeah, here is the “Introduction Video” for the class:
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!!
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!