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"I want to perform an unnatural act."

- Lenny Bruce



"I get a kick out of being an outsider constantly. It allows me to be creative. I don't like anything in the mainstream and they don't like me."

- Bill Hicks



"I don’t like ass kissers, flag wavers or team players. I like people who buck the system. Individualists. I often warn people: “Somewhere along the way, someone is going to tell you, ‘There is no “I” in team.’ What you should tell them is, ‘Maybe not. But there is an “I” in independence, individuality and integrity.’” Avoid teams at all cost. Keep your circle small. Never join a group that has a name. If they say, “We’re the So-and-Sos,” take a walk. And if, somehow, you must join, if it’s unavoidable, such as a union or a trade association, go ahead and join. But don’t participate; it will be your death. And if they tell you you’re not a team player, congratulate them on being observant."

-George Carlin



"The more I see, the less I know for sure."

- John Lennon

Graphic design belongs to all of us.

Go: A Kidd's Guide to Graphic Design - Chip Kidd

In case you didn't know, Chip Kidd is The Man when it comes to book cover design. He created the iconic cover for Jurassic Park (later used to help sell the movie), as well as numerous others you'll undoubtedly recognize and admire. 

 

His awesome work can be found here: http://www.chipkidd.com/gallery.html

 

Go is Kidd's guide to graphic design, keeping a lighthearted tone and a positive attitude throughout.  His assertions that anyone can be a designer is contagious, and forces the reader to try to think of ways to unleash his/her creativity.

 

Go insert - chip kidd

 

Some of his "assignments" are fun, such as picking the font that best represents you (mine was "perfect for scary stories or depicting the word 'filthy'"...heh.). Others are more challenging, like designing your own logo. Still, Kidd is enthusiastic about the subject, and this book will definitely gets some gears churning.