Video – Book Club Mafia

January 18th, 2014

OK, I gotta admit that this video is pretty damn funny!

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Chip Kidd Book Author Quote

OK, in all seriousness, we gotta say that we’re totally honored to be included at Kate Gavino’s LAST NIGHT’S READING Tumblr Page. What is this website and what does she do? Kate visits local book lectures and signings located in New York City and then she does a sketch of the Author she saw at the event and she also includes a famous quote she heard from that person. Awhile back, she saw Chip Kidd at a book event held at the McNally Jackson Bookstore. This was for the release of the latest copy of Vintage Magazine. So, this is what she drew… it ROCKS!!

To see more of her wonderful (and very original) artwork, just CLICK HERE!


How Artists get paid

Cartoonist Melanie Gillman just created this hilarious comic strip that shares a major fact of life for Creative People. It’s funny… because it’s true.

The Onion’s movie critic Peter K. Rosenthal reviews ‘Lee Daniels’ The Butler’ in this week’s Film Standard. This movie is very important.


The Onion Reviews ‘Lee Daniels’ The Butler’

Graphic Design Inspiration

August 27th, 2013

Neil Gaiman The Simpsons

Here’s a random re-posting of super-awesomeness we found on the Interwebs, enjoy! Check out the Author Neil Gaiman as he appeared on an episode of The Simpsons, ha! Then, poor Comic Sans gets NO respect. Plus, here’s an Motivational Poster we all need on our wall.

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Graphic Designer Motivational Poster

Graphic Design in Advertising 1

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Graphic Design in Advertising 3

OK, as sort of a “Graphic Design Inspiration” post I thought I’d show these photos of some totally amazing Advertising Billboards that really go out of their way to be eye-catching. They all have a great sense of humor and also employ some kind of optical illusion, especially the one for Coops Paint… that’s ccc-crazy! I mean, they completely painted those vehicles in the parking lot too, ha! Very cool.

New Yorker Magazine Cartoon Dan Brown Book

Just a quick post to share this hilarious cartoon from THE NEW YORKER Magazine. They always have the best humor! Here, they make fun of the NSA while also mentioning Dan Brown. His new book, INFERNO (Doubleday), is out right now and it’s going crazy! Amazon, at the time of this post, has it listed as book #8, WOW!


In this YOU SUCK AT PHOTOSHOP Tutorial Video Graphic Design Instructor Donnie Hoyle pulls a digital end-around on a restraining order and vandalizes a Vanagon. Plus, you’ll learn a little bit about how to use the Distort, Warp, and Layer Effect Tools.


Mickey Mouse in Vietnam Milton Glaser

Here’s a very interesting piece of “Graphic Art” History. The 16mm short film “Mickey Mouse In Vietnam”, an anti-war movie by Lee Savage and Milton Glaser and produced for The Angry Arts Festival in 1968 has just resurfaced on the Internet. It uses animation in a very clever way. In fact, the techniques used are almost identical to the very early animation of Walt Disney so it just makes the film seem “more real”. Plus, that effect helps to add a lot of punch to the over-all message!

The co-creator of the video, Milton Glaser is among one of the most celebrated graphic designers in the United States, best known for his iconic I NY logo. Some of his other well known work includes the 1966 Bob Dylan poster and the DC bullet logo (used by DC Comics from 1977 to 2005). He also founded New York magazine with Clay Felker in 1968.

This video (posted down below, please be sure to watch it) was brought to our attention by Brian Galindo over at the BUZZFEED website. He also posted a very excellent interview with Milton Glaser about the film and they touch on some very interesting subjects. To read that article, just CLICK HERE!


David Sedaris Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls Book Cover

OK, Just to be clear, Chip Kidd did NOT design the cover for this book… but we wanted to share this fun video of the new BOOK TRAILER for “Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls: Essays, Etc” (published by Little, Brown and Company) because David Sedaris is a good friend. Plus, the video (and the book) is totally hilarious! Enjoy. Oh yeah, and don’t forget to share this on Facebook or Twitter, ha!


Other David Sedaris Books with Covers Designed by Chip Kidd: