Designing books is no laughing matter. OK, it is.

In a recent TED talk, Chip Kidd walks us through the design process he used to produce iconic book covers over the last 20 years, from Michael Crichton’s Jurassic Park to David Sedaris’ Naked.

His thoughts about digital books and tablets: “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.”

Bonus, Part 01: Has Kindle Killed the Book Cover? via The Atlantic.

Bonus, Part 02: Is the Book Cover Dead, via Technology Review

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    Interesting TED talk about designing book covers. I love finding out that it’s someone’s job to put thought into...
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    I think think this is the best TED Talk I have ever seen. First because this guy is a very entertaining & gifted public...
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    Skanky indeed! The “thingy-ness” argument for printed books is a very old argument: the same one made by monks who were...
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