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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.

 

 

 

 

TOKYO TOY GUY 2 Movie Clip – Chip Kidd Visits Rare #Batman Toy Shop in Japan!

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  • November 3, 2016

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If you’re a serious Batman Fan, or just love the character, then you totally have to check out this preview clip from the new TOKYO TOY GUY 2 Movie! This is a fun documentary series all about extremely RARE Japanese BATMAN TOY Collectors from all over the world.

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In this clip from TOKYO TOY GUY 2 we get to see Chip Kidd’s secret visit to Nakano Broadway where he was able to find some of the rarest vintage Japanese Batman toys from the 1960’s. Warning: The beauty of these toys will make you cry.

Both movies of this documentary series is available for purchase or rental at Vimeo on Demand:

TOKYO TOY GUY 1

TOKYO TOY GUY 2

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TOKYO TOY GUY 2 #BATMAN Vintage Toy Collector Movie Opens in Abu Dhabi!

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  • October 25, 2016

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It’s official! The TOKYO TOY GUY 2 Movie, Special Edition, will be screened in Abu Dhabi on Oct 28th! For the people unfamiliar with this line of movies it’s a very serious series of documentary films covering the joy of collecting Vintage Batman Toys with an emphasis on the toys made in the country of Japan in the 1960’s.

TOKYO TOY GUY 2 features an in-depth interview about Chip Kidd’s visit to Nakano Broadway where Chip Kidd and the Director, Yuji Ueda, got to see an amazing collection of some extremely-rare and very cool Batman Toys!

Time:  October 28, 2016 at 8:00pm
Venue: Cine Club and Workshop Tent inside Du Arena in Yas Island

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Here’s a nice Teaser Trailer to check out and if you would like to RENT the movie it’s now available online, just CLICK HERE!

Also, for further updates please be sure to visit the Official TOKYO TOY GUY 2 Facebook Page!

 

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VIDEO: James Gleick and Maria Popova Analyze TIME TRAVEL: A HISTORY Book

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  • October 25, 2016

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On October 18th, 2016 James Gleick (Author) and Maria Popova appeared at the 92nd Street Y to discuss his new book, TIME TRAVEL: A HISTORY.

The book was published recently by Pantheon and the cover (shown up above) was designed by Peter Mendelsund.

Here is a video of the event and their discussion was really great! So, please be sure to check it out:

 

 


 

 

New CHIP KIDD #Skillshare Class Online Now! Think Like a Designer: Making an Art Poster

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  • September 7, 2016

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About This Class

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:

  • Plan and research a new creative project
  • Evaluate compelling concepts
  • Execute original ideas independently

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:

 

An Online Skillshare Class by Chip Kidd

VOX Explains Where the COMIC BOOK FONT Came From

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  • September 7, 2016

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Comic Books and Graphic Novels have a very long history. So… why does all the writing in comic books look alike? Vox’s Phil Edwards looked into it and found an aesthetic shaped by comics culture, technology, and really cheap paper.

 

 


 

 

THE TWEEKS Interview Betsy Gomez About Banned Books and the #CBLDF

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  • September 7, 2016

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At San Diego Comic Con, THE TWEEKS spoke with Editorial Director, Betsy Gomez from the COMIC BOOK LEGAL DEFENSE FUND about why people try to ban books and had her show us some of their resources available to help those who find their reading rights are being taken away. So, Please be sure to check out the video down below!

Also, For More Information Be Sure to Visit the CBLDF Today!

 

 


 

 

Why I Love BATMAN: DEATH BY DESIGN, a Graphic Novel by Chip Kidd and Dave Taylor

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  • September 1, 2016

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The other night I fell down the YouTube Rabbit Hole. Yes, we have all been trapped there at one time or another. But my reward was that I discovered this fun “Book Review” video on Chip Kidd and Dave Taylor’s BATMAN: DEATH BY DESIGN Graphic Novel (DC Comics). The book has been out for awhile and it’s extremely cool that it still gets some really good attention. Yeah, we love that!

This guy shares a lot of interesting information about the book and it’s worth checking out!

 


 

 

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!!

 


 

 

VIDEO – Day at Night: Alfred A Knopf, Book Publisher

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  • June 23, 2016

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Alfred A. Knopf discusses the publishing industry and his friendship with writer John Galsworthy. Topics included are the publisher-public relationship, the quality of books published to the public, and the history of publishing books.

 

 


 

 

Video CHIP KIDD – All’Università Di Verona (Italy)

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  • May 25, 2016


Intervista a Chip Kidd, graphic designer e editore statunitense ospite del master in Editoria dell’università di Verona.

Translation:
Interview with Chip Kidd , graphic designer and guest editor of the US Masters in the University of Verona Publishing.


 

 

New Colors, New Stories: Graphic Designer Chip Kidd on Pantone’s 112 New Graphics Colors

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  • March 10, 2016

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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.

 

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Sonny Liew’s THE ART OF CHARLIE CHAN HOCK CHYE Hits The Shelves! #Pantheon #ChipKidd

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  • March 1, 2016

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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.

 

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To better explain this we have embedded this new BOOK TRAILER Video down below:

 

 

THE ART OF CHARLIE CHAN HOCK CHYE Singapore Bookstore
  We are also sharing this impromptu interview (in 2 parts) with the Author, Sonny Liew, that happened at the book launch in Kinokuniya Ngee Ann City on May 30th, 2015. Enjoy!

 

 

 

 


 

VIDEO: Interview with J. D. McClatchy about the American Poet, James Merrill #Poetry

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  • January 21, 2016

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Please be sure to check out this wonderful video by Langdon Hammer where he interviews J. D.  McClatchy  about the Great American Poet, James Merrill (pictured up above). 

 

 

 


 

 


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