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