Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Chip Kidd's TED Talk on Designing Books

A book designer, graphic designer, editor and author himself, Chip Kidd shares insights and inspirations from his decades of designing books (like Jurrasic Park!) at Alfred A. Knopf.

There are so many genius, quotable moments, like

"A book cover is a distillation, a haiku, if you will, of the story."

“Much is to be gained by eBooks: ease, convenience, portability. But something is definitely lost: tradition, a sensual experience, the comfort of thingy-ness — a little bit of humanity.”

but to do it justice, you should watch all 17 minutes of it.  This TED talk is brilliant.

(Be aware it does have one or two adult-only moments)


Illustrate and Write On,

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