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.
Omaha-area news blog Silicon Prairie News has announced a new feature they call “Five in Five” today, and asked Nate and I to be the first bloggers they feature. So we created a five-minute video answering five questions about the state of blogging in Omaha.
We also took this opportunity to showcase us playing this new arcade machine we’ve been tweeting about.
Read more at Silicon Prairie News or just watch our clip below.
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.