- June 23, 2016
Interview with Chip Kidd , graphic designer and guest editor of the US Masters in the University of Verona Publishing.
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.
WOW! We’re pretty excited to report that Sonny Liew’s THE ART OF CHARLIE CHAN HOCK CHYE came out today (March 1, 2016 Pantheon) and it has already hit Amazon’s #1 spot in the “New Release” section of the “Art of Comics & Manga” category!
This book is the much awaited graphic novel about the life and times of the pioneering, but almost forgotten, comics artist named Charlie Chan Hock Chye.
His art career spanned six decades, from Singapore’s struggle for independence and all the way through to its modern incarnation as a cosmopolitan city-state. This book celebrates both the artwork, and there’s a ton of it, and the Artist as well.
To better explain this we have embedded this new BOOK TRAILER Video down below:
Oh man, this is SO cool! Please be sure to check out this fresh new video shot at the recent 2015 Miami Book Fair. Chip Kidd was a special guest and in this exclusive interview he discusses his brand-new book, “Only What’s Necessary: Charles M. Schulz and the Art of Peanuts”(Abrams). The discussion was lead by PBS NewsHour’s Jeffery Brown and he had some really great insight into the book.
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!
Chip Kidd, co-author of “Only What’s Necessary: Charles M. Schulz and the Art of Peanuts (Abrams),” joins Alex Witt on her MSNBC news show, “Weekends with Alex Witt”, to discuss the transition Charlie Brown makes from the comic strip to the big screen in the new “Peanuts” 3-D movie. They also discuss his new book he co-wrote with Geoff Spear, wow!
This post is just a friendly quick reminder that the BATMAN BLACK AND WHITE: SKETCH COVERS Art Show is still happening at the Society of Illustrators Art Gallery in New York City and will run until November 7th.
There are way over 80 different artists featured in this event and the variety is amazing! Down below is a video they did of the opening reception and it will give you an idea of the incredible artwork presented there.
Also, for more details about the gallery, just CLICK HERE!
In the UK, on the BBC channel, they have a TV Program called, “What Do Artists Do All Day?”. Each episode features a day in the life of a working Artist and the variety of fields covered is pretty interesting. I mean, they feature many people in both the “Fine Art” world and the more commercial “Graphic Artists” world.
In this episode (down below) we get to meet the UK Comic Book Artist, Frank Quitely. He is best known in the United States for having worked on “All-Star Superman” with Writer Grant Morrison that were published by DC Comics. (We would also like to mention that the Designer Chip Kidd created the special “Superman” comic book logo for this series of book covers). Enjoy & please remember to share on your favorite social media ;)
The Book Designer, Chip Kidd, knows all too well how often we judge things by first appearances. In this new, fast-paced, TEDTALKS WITH CHIP KIDD he explains the two techniques designers use to communicate instantly – clarity and mystery – and when, why and how they work.
He also celebrates beautiful, useful pieces of design, skewers less successful work, and shares the thinking behind some of his own iconic book covers.
TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world’s leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design — plus science, business, global issues, the arts and much more.
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Steven Spielberg returns to executive produce the long-awaited next installment of his groundbreaking Jurassic Park series, Jurassic World. Colin Trevorrow directs the epic action-adventure based on the novel “Jurassic Park” by Michael Crichton. Frank Marshall and Patrick Crowley join the team as producers. We should mention that the JP logo was created by the Graphic Designer, Chip Kidd.
Jurassic World will be released in 3D by Universal Pictures on June 12, 2015.
J.D. McClatchy is the author of eight collections of poetry including his latest book, Plundered Hearts: New and Selected Poems (Knopf, with a Book Jacket design by Chip Kidd). He has edited numerous other books, including The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Poetry, and has written a number of opera libretti that have been performed at the Metropolitan Opera and elsewhere. McClatchy teaches at Yale University and is editor of the Yale Review.
In this video we get a sample from Plundered Hearts: New and Selected Poems (Knopf) performed by J. D. McClatchy at the HAMMER MUSEUM on February 26th, 2015.