That is one long subtitle, Rockport. We’re back, abandoning the problematic green-screen format due to a book that seems have been designed to become transparent under such conditions. Take a look at the review below:
Welcome back to the as-promised sequel to the last book review,The Learners, once again by Chip Kidd. Not that anyone is going to notice, but please, before you rage-out on us for bestowing this fit and well-groomed celebrity designer’s book less than a perfect 5-star review, give the video a watch. I’ve been told on good authority that our reviews will play directly in-window now (hooray) so everyone thank Donovan for that before telling him how wrong he is. Word.
Donovan plunges into some oldie-but-goodie books this week, starting with the you-probably need-to-read-just-because-you’re-a-designer Cheese Monkeys by Chip Kidd. D wanted to preface this by saying that it’s a work of fiction, and so he felt like he had to hold it to those standards, which, as a category, also includes these works. So, as before, know your bar. We’ll be back soon with Donovan’s take on Kidd’s sequel, The Learners.
Our new reviews program stumbles and bumbles onward — the biggest takeaways from this week’s doubly-filmed review are 1.) make sure there’s nothing not green between you and your green-screen before filming, and 2.) light blue is apparently too close to bright green not to make yourself look like an erie ghost upon re-filming. Perhaps we can use that to our advantage come Halloween-time.
Regardless! We bring to you our review of Timothy O’Donnell’s SKETCHBOOK, which we interviewed him about a few weeks ago on the Reflex Blue Show. The book surprised me, and I found that there can actually be something worth reading in a book filled with giant, gorgeous pictures. Click below to watch the review.
Welcome to our brand new feature — more than 30 years in the making — Reviews Gone Bad. Yes, we are aware that we have created a powerful design acronym, and now we seek to create something much greater.
Some people might shrug off launching a new feature as lo-fi as we have here, (and lo-fi afficionados should buckle-up) the content is there, if not the proper tools. This will be corrected with time, I imagine. For now, check out the video by clicking the link below. Eventually this regular feature will be available as a video podcast an in other media, but for now you can get it right here:
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