Tuesday, May 6, 2008

THE ART OF THE BOOK



Behind the Covers with Dave Eggers, Chip Kidd, Milton Glaser and moderator Michael Bierut at the 92nd Street Y in New York, Dec 4, 2006.

3 comments:

carlos said...

more glaser:

http://www.hillmancurtis.com/hc_web/film_video/source/milton.php

hillman curtis has a series of artist profiles on his site, all of which are pretty great:

http://www.hillmancurtis.com/hc_web/film_video.shtml

(on that page, they're intermingled with short fictions he's also made.)

in regard to the posted video, however, it's very interesting . . . i know ol' milty pretty darn well, but not so much the kidd. i tell ya, i might be an iconoclast (and i'm pretty sure i am), but his presentation primarily inspires me to do everything he said not to. his sort of design smacks of the limits of thought pounded into designers by the corporate world. at least, insofar as his work from 2006. am i imagining things, or is he a jerk with boring design?

i will admit that he's funny.

Bob Rini said...

I think I lost your thread, Carlos; did you mean Kidd's presentation inspired you to do the opposite, or "ol' milty"? From context, I'd guess Kidd.
I'm a big Milton Glaser fan, and not just for his iconic work (the Dylan, the I heart NY, etc) but because he's such a wonderful illustrator/artist, and these days designers lean so heavily on computers that it's nice to see a painter in the field.
As for Kidd, he did about a million book covers. i think his reputation is safe, regardless of our opinion. I do like some of his work, and the influence he's had with reprints of classic comic books.
You should check out the chat between Glaser and Kidd in The Believer. Here's the link:
http://www.believermag.com/issues/200309/?read=interview_glaser

Bob Rini said...

That got cut off -- here's the link to the Believer article:

http://www.believermag.com/
issues/200309/?read=interview_glaser