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Penn State Library Special Collections Showcases the Chip Kidd Archives

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  • January 31, 2015

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We’re so excited about the recent “Chip Kidd news” shared by Christine Tenny, a Staff Writer over at THE DAILY COLLEGIAN, that we have to give a quick shout-out! Thank you Christine! This independent newspaper is published by students at Penn State University and we could not be any more happier about them posting their story.

Now, you’re probably thinking, “Hey, what is this about?” Well, Penn State University is the school that Chip Kidd graduated from and he donated a ton of his source material from his long career as a Graphic Designer. It is housed in the “Special Collections” section of the library and anyone, who is a Student, can enjoy it.

The collection includes work from his many book cover designs he has done for Penguin Random House, Knopf, Pantheon, and much more. It even includes the original cover artwork for Michael Crichton’s book, Jurassic Park. Which, also became the official logo for the popular movie franchise. But that is really only the tip of the iceberg. The collection houses a ton of photos, original art, proof sheets, and a lot more reference material than we can mention here.

The article was heavily researched and very well written. So, please check it out, just CLICK HERE!

 


 

MIAMI HERALD Book Review: Haruki Murakami’s ‘The Strange Library’

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  • January 31, 2015

 

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Kit Reed, one of the fine reporters over at the MIAMI HERALD Newspaper Blog, recently wrote a really great book review for Haruki Murakami’s latest book titled, “The Strange Library” (Knopf).

OK, not to brag or anything, but we’re really happy about this review because they do mention that Chip Kidd designed it (both the cover and inside contents) and that almost never happens! Plus, Kit Reed did a super-excellent job at covering the ideas behind Murakami’s story concept.

Please be sure to check it out by clicking right HERE!

 


 

DESIGN MATTERS Debbie Millman’s Podcast Interview with Barbara Kruger

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  • January 31, 2015

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Debbie Millman is a designer, author, educator, strategist, and host of the DESIGN MATTERS podcast.

Barbara Kruger is an artist whose work has been exhibited in major museums throughout the world.

 


 

EPILOGUE Book Review – GO! A Kidd’s Guide To Graphic Design

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  • January 31, 2015

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This post is a quick shout-out and “thank you” to the EPILOGUE: EPIC READS FOR TEENS website for posting a wonderful book review on Chip Kidd’s latest book titled, “GO! A Kidd’s Guide To Graphic Design” (Workman). It’s always exciting to come across these things on the web, we love it!

Please read their review by clicking HERE!

 


 

ILLUSTRATING MURAKAMI – The New Yorker Magazine Book Review

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  • January 17, 2015

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Something pretty amazing recently happened over at THE NEW YORKER Magazine website. One of their reporters, Roland Kelts, published a story titled, “ILLUSTRATING MURAKAMI”. It covers the release of Haruki Murakami’s latest book, “The Strange Library” (Knopf).

But this is no ordinary book review. The thing we’re very excited about is that it’s main focus is the design of the book and they mention that it was designed by Chip Kidd. For those who don’t know, the book is illustrated inside with many photos and graphics and Mr. Kelts really seemed to enjoy that.

So, thank you to him, and the New Yorker, for the wonderful news coverage. We really appreciate that. We would also like to mention that this article got picked-up by many other blogs and book-related websites and it seems to be going crazy!

To read the full article please CLICK HERE!

 


 

NPR BOOKS: Interview with “The Secret History of Wonder Woman” Author, Jill Lepore

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  • January 17, 2015

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Are you a fan of comic book history? Well, if you are, then you need to check out the latest book written by Jill Lepore titled, “The Secret History of Wonder Woman” (Knopf, in stores now). It not only covers the story of this iconic American comic book character but it also chronicles the life of her creator, William Moulton Marston. This guy was pretty amazing. Besides creating this enduring female superhero he is also responsible for inventing the Lie Detector. Yes, the “torture device” used by the FBI.

Oh yeah, did we mention that he also had a wife… and a mistress. He fathered children with both of them, and they all secretly lived together in Rye, N.Y. This was in a time when this sort of thing was unheard of. Jill Lepore does an excellent job covering his life in all it’s glorious details. I also guess that we should mention that the book cover was designed by Chip Kidd, ha!

The NPR BOOKS PODCAST recently interviewed Jill Lepore about this book and you can hear it, in it’s entirety, right here:

 

Also, maybe after you listen to the podcast, you might wanna check out their website for the actual book review, it’s pretty good too, just CLICK HERE!

 

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WASHINGTON POST BOOK REVIEW: The Strange Library by Haruki Murakami

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  • January 17, 2015

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Yes! We want to give a quick thank you, and shout-out, to Joseph Peschel over at the Washington Post Newspaper for writing a very thoughtful and well-researched book review for Haruki Murakami’s latest book titled, “The Strange Library”. It was published by Knopf and is in stores now. The book’s cover and inside content was designed by Chip Kidd and translated into English from the original Japanese by Ted Goossen.

To read the full review just CLICK HERE!

 


 

Graphic Design Inspiration: HONG KONG BATMAN Bootleg Comic Book Covers

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  • January 17, 2015

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Sometimes, as artists and graphic designers, we all need to be inspired. So, check out these vintage 1960’s “BATMAN” comic book covers from Hong Kong. The colors and graphics are totally insane!!

 

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BATMAN: ARQUITECTURA MORTAL (Death By Design) Foreign Edition

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  • January 17, 2015

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Here’s a quick post to share this photo of this “Foreign Language” edition of BATMAN: DEATH BY DESIGN which is appearing in Spain and many other Latin American countries. It’s just really fun seeing this Graphic Novel in other languages and it’s also quite an honor to know that other people from around the world can enjoy the work. This book, originally published by DC Comics, was written by Chip Kidd and illustrated by Dave Taylor. If you would like to acquire a copy then here’s a link to the Publisher’s website, just CLICK HERE!


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