Chip Kidd

The art of first impressions -- in design and life

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Book designer Chip Kidd knows all too well how often we judge things by first appearances. In this hilarious, fast-paced talk, he explains the two techniques designers use to communicate instantly — clarity and mystery — and when, why and how they work. He celebrates beautiful, useful pieces of design, skewers less successful work, and shares the thinking behind some of his own iconic book covers.

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Chip Kidd · Graphic designer

Chip Kidd's book jacket designs spawned a revolution in the art of American book packaging.

Chip Kidd's book jacket designs spawned a revolution in the art of American book packaging.