November 18th, 2013
TOKYO TOY GUY is a brand-new documentary film covering the lives and super-obsessive toy collections of some of the biggest Vintage Batman Toy Collectors in the world, literally. The creator of the film, Yuji Ueda, just finished visiting the New York Comic Con for the first time. In this fun new video we get to see various coverage of all the Batman related items during the 4-day event.
It also features an exclusive interview with the BATMAN Comic Book Artist, David Finch and another one with the Marketing Manager from Mattel talking about their brand-new Batman Action Figure Toys for 2014! YES!! Enjoy the thrills and chills of the New York Comic Con 2013!
Oh yeah, we should mention that one of the people interviewed in the actual movie is Chip Kidd and he makes an extremely brief appearance in this promo video. (Thanks Yuji!)
October 31st, 2013
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!
October 18th, 2013
Check out this exclusive DESIGN INDABA interview with Chip Kidd at the 2013 AGI Open in London. There, Chip spoke about designing novel covers and the comic book side of his work. He also mentions his love of Batman… a lot.
October 15th, 2013
This is the very first video, in a planned set of SKILLSHARE tutorial videos, where Chip Kidd will be teaching an online course titled, “Introduction to Book Cover Design: Making Stories Visual”. This video is more of an introduction and you can learn more about taking the class by visiting the official website, just CLICK HERE!
October 8th, 2013
Hey Everybody, Please check out the latest Book Trailer Video for “GO! A Kidd’s Guide to Graphic Design” (Workman Publishing) by Chip Kidd. Music by Artbreak, featuring the voice of Viggo Petrilli. Beatbox and Whistle by Chip Kidd. Produced and Directed by Marco Petrilli. Visual Editor John Ramirez, student at Contemporary Academy of Music at Southwest H.S. Fort Worth, TX. The book just came out and is available now so please CLICK HERE!
"An excellent introduction to graphic design through [the author's] own excellent work. Anyone interested in the subject, including most practitioners, will find it delightful." - Milton Glaser
Kids love to express themselves, and are designers by nature-whether making posters for school, deciding what to hang in their rooms, or creating personalized notebook covers. Go, by the award-winning graphic designer Chip Kidd, is a stunning introduction to the ways in which a designer communicates his or her ideas to the world. It's written and designed just for those curious kids, not to mention their savvy parents, who want to learn the secret of how to make things dynamic and interesting.
Chip Kidd is "the closest thing to a rock star" in the design world (USA Today), and in Go he explains not just the elements of design, including form, line, color, scale, typography, and more, but most important, how to use those elements in creative ways. Like putting the word "go" on a stop sign, Go is all about shaking things up-and kids will love its playful spirit and belief that the world looks better when you look at it differently. He writes about scale: When a picture looks good small, don't stop there-see how it looks when it's really small. Or really big. He explains the difference between vertical lines and horizontal lines. The effect of cropping a picture to make it beautiful-or, cropping it even more to make it mysterious and compelling. How different colors signify different moods. The art of typography, including serifs and sans serifs, kerning and leading.
The book ends with ten projects, including an invitation to share your designs at GoTheBook.com.
October 2nd, 2013
This is just a quick post to share some really fun movie news. Universal Pictures recently announced last evening that “Jurassic Park 4″ is going to be called “Jurassic World” and it will hit theaters on June 12th, 2015. We wanted to mention it here because most fans of the designer Chip Kidd know that he designed the famous logo for the first movie and it keeps getting used for all the sequels. Up above is an example of the “Jurassic World” logo for the next film.
Now, check out this pitch trailer for the film. Take it for what it is, merely a pitch trailer and not an actual trailer. Producer Frank Marshall clarified via Twitter that the scene featured is “not part of the movie.”
September 14th, 2013
Everybody in the Book Publishing Industry, and Book Lovers in general, are all really excited about the new J.D. SALINGER Movie coming out later and there is a book associated with it as well. That’s the reason for this post. Over at the PAGE-TURNER Blog, a part of the totally awesome New Yorker Magazine Website, their reporter, Adam Gopink, just wrote a very excellent book review. So, Please go check it out! Just CLICK HERE!
Oh yeah, just in case you have missed seeing the SALINGER Documentary Film Movie Trailer:
September 10th, 2013
If you just read our previous post then you know it featured some wonderful book reviews for BATMAN: BLACK AND WHITE #1 (DC Comics) that have recently appeared online. You’ll also know that the reason we’re covering this comic book so closely is that Chip Kidd wrote the first story and it also featured the ultra-cool artwork by the amazing Michael Cho. Well, here are some MORE Book Reviews… but these are all done in the YouTube video format. So, please enjoy!
August 29th, 2013
“THE TOOLS: 5 Tools to Help You Find Courage, Creativity, and Willpower and Inspire You to Live Life in Forward Motion”, whew! Oh man, what a HUGE title for a book, ha! But all kidding aside, this book wasn’t on the New York Times Bestseller list for 9 weeks for nothing! It’s really great and very inspiring. Seriously, it can really help you a lot with being way more focused on your creativity in life. It was published by Spiegel & Grau (a Division of Random House). Check out this new Google Hang-Out video (down below) featuring the Authors and a few very special guests and experts. Then, please be sure to check out the book during your next bookstore visit. Also, please be sure to check out THE TOOLS Official Website, just CLICK HERE!
- Paperback: 288 pages
- Publisher: Spiegel & Grau; Reprint edition (May 21, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0812983041
- ISBN-13: 978-0812983043
August 29th, 2013
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’