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I May Have Cheated

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Before I begin with my photos and explanations, I must say that I love this book. I am only slightly ashamed to admit that I judge books by their covers, so Chip Kidd’s explanation of book cover graphics is just a new tool of judgment for me. I also really wish that I had the skills to be a book cover designer, because how awesome would that be to tell people? I would be running wild through the streets, looking for people holding books with covers I had designed only to start a conversation that would eventually lead to me saying “Oh, what do I do? Well, I only just designed that book cover you’re holding, no big deal.” I would then walk away having not asked this person a single question like any good narcissist would.

I can't lie; I cheated with these pictures.

Hallway Design

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I'll admit I'm definitely a person who will spend a good bit of time in Daniel reading all of the various flyers and posters on the bulletin boards. And so, for me, this assignment really hits home--in a good way. As an intern in the Pearce Center for Professional Communication sometimes I'm the one actually creating them, and so it's important to kind of notice what works and well...what doesn't.

I'm definitely a design fan (I've been pinning cover art and spreadsheets on Pinterest for a good year now) and I like Chip Kidd's book so far. He seems to know what he's doing at least.