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A while back, Robert Loss and I were talking about ways Nix Comics books could be repackaged. Like a redesign for a “best of” collected edition or whatever. He told me that he’d be interested in seeing what someone like Chip Kidd could do with my packaging. I said “sure! That’d be great if I could swing that kind of cash!”
I really didn’t think about it that deeply at the time. In fact, I knew who Chip Kidd was, but I had never really taken the time to look at his work to get a feel for his style. Today, while procrastinating, I went to take a gander. I gotta say… His work is elegant in its use of contrast and asymmetry, but the most part, not my thing. A little too elegant maybe. To make a music analogy, if graphic designers were sax players and I was looking for one to complete the Nix Comics band, he’d be John Coltrane and I’m looking for Lora Logic from X-Ray Spex.
(And you know… He has a lot of fans. Don’t let me be the arbiter of taste, go decide for yourself. http://www.chipkidd.com/gallery.html)
By Ken Eppstein