Always judge a book by its cover.
Not a typo. I do judge a book by its cover. I love books. And, there’s nothing I like more than a gorgeous book cover. Small spaces with great design turns my crank. What can I say? One of my favorite designers is Chip Kidd. He’s done amazing work on graphic novels, but his main work is book cover design. It’s a vast field that offers a mixed bag, but Chip is miles ahead of the lot. A true artist and visionary. I’ve been lucky enough to see him speak in person at TED and ever luckier enough to chat him up and hear his more personal thoughts about design and the future of publishing.
Big ideas in small spaces.
This week, TED posted a brand new talks of his titled, The art of first impressions — in design and life. If you like design, this one is for you. If you’re into marketing, this is a must-view. If you’re a business professional and curious about where people get creative solutions from, this is a gem.