Here’s a wonderful video posted on YouTube of the Graphic Designer and Author, Chip Kidd, as he describes the process of designing a sinister book cover for a collection of Christmas essays during a talk at MacEwan University on January 22, 2014. (Thanks to everybody at MacEwan!)

 

Video – Book Club Mafia

January 18th, 2014

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

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This post is in response to an interview Chip Kidd recently had with Debbie Millman over at the DESIGN MATTERS Podcast. This video shows a skit that was done on Saturday Night Live (SNL) last year and it was brought up in the discussion. If you missed this interview you can check it out by clicking RIGHT HERE. It’s really great so please go give it listen!

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

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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!

Wallpaper White Bookcase Book Covers Books 1

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WANT!! Check out this new wallpaper designed by the creative team of Young & Battaglia. It features white books on white shelves for a bright minimalist look. It’s also a great optical illusion. This fine wallpaper is made in England and sold by a Design Company called MINEHEART.

YOU SUCK AT PHOTOSHOP Video Tutorial

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.