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The New York Times Book Review – CHIP KIDD: BOOK TWO #ChipKidd

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  • January 3, 2018

 

Steven Heller, over at the New York Times Book Review, has written a wonderful article on Chip Kidd’s latest book, CHIP KIDD: BOOK TWO which covers the second decade of Chip Kidd’s Graphic Design Career from 2007 to 2017. We love it!  It’s very insightful & though provoking. Also, very well written. Thank you Mr. Heller!

CLICK HERE to read the entire review!

 

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#VICE Magazine Interview: CHIP KIDD’S #BATMAN OBSESSION!

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  • January 3, 2018

 

Here’s an older interview with CHIP KIDD that was featured on the VICE Magazine Website around the time of the publication of his “BAT-MANGA! THE SECRET HISTORY OF BATMAN IN JAPAN” Book that was released in 2008 featuring the 1960’s manga artwork of Jiro Kuwata.

In the interview, Chip Kidd covers some issues with Graphic Design & his total obsession with BATMAN! 

To read the entire article, just CLICK HERE!

 

 

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VIDEO – INSIGHTS DESIGN LECTURE SERIES: CHIP KIDD Walker Art Center 3/28/2006

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  • January 3, 2018

 

Here is a VIDEO of the lecture given by Chip Kidd at the INSIGHTS DESIGN LECTURE SERIES. This was filmed at The Walker Art Center on 3/28/2009.

 

The Walker Art Center is a catalyst for the creative expression of artists and the active engagement of audiences. Focusing on the visual, performing, and media arts of our time, the Walker takes a global, multidisciplinary, and diverse approach to the creation, presentation, interpretation, collection, and preservation of art.

Walker Art Center
1750 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Fore More Information, Just CLICK HERE!

 

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COMIC BOOK LEGAL DEFENSE FUND Podcast Interview with Cartoonist, Robert Sikorak #CBLDF

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  • January 3, 2018

 

The COMIC BOOK LEGAL DEFENSE FUND (CBLDF) PODCAST recently spoke with the Cartoonist, Robert Sikorak, about his latest book, “The Unquotable Trump”, from Drawn & Quarterly. They discuss his career, his thoughts on activism, the variety of places he’s been published, and the wide world of literature and comics he has managed to mush together, re-contextualizing both in the process.

Topics include: Hostess Twinkies, X-ray specs, Picasso, and RAW!

For More Information About CBLDF, Just CLICK HERE!

 

 

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POPMATTERS Book Review – Chip Kidd: Book Two

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  • January 3, 2018

 

We want to thank everyone over at the POPMATTERS website, especially J. M. Suarez, for doing such a wonderful job on their Book Review for “CHIP KIDD: BOOK TWO”. It was very well thought out, very clear & precise, plus…. We think they liked it, ha! Thanks J.M.

Everybody please check it out, here’s a LINK!

 

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VIDEO Book Review – ROUGH JUSTICE: The DC COMICS SKETCHES of ALEX ROSS by Chip Kidd

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  • January 3, 2018

 

Just a quick shout out, we wanna thank the guys over at the BRUSHES OF DOOM website for doing a kick ass BOOK OF THE WEEK Review Video (see down below) all about the “ROUGH JUSTICE: The DC COMICS SKETCHES of ALEX ROSS” book edited by Chip Kidd.  They covered it pretty damn well. No, seriously! It gives you a really good idea about what this book is about… a Focus on the amazing comic book artwork of Alex Ross! Thanks Guys!

 

 

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New Chip Kidd #BATMAN Project To Be Revealed In The Next Issue of #CBLDF DEFENDER Magazine!

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  • July 2, 2017

This is just a quick tease to let all the extremely serious BATMAN Fans out there know that in the Fall 2017 issue of the CBLDF DEFENDER Magazine the Designer Chip Kidd will be sharing news about his next big “Batman-related” project he is working on! This issue hits newsstands in September and you can always view the magazine for FREE online at this LINK. Stay tuned for more info.

 

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#CBLDF Podcast Episode 19: Cartoonist Gilbert Hernandez!

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  • July 2, 2017

 

The CBLDF PODCAST (Episode 19) is embedded down below so you can listen for FREE!

As always, please remember to share this on your favorite social media like Facebook, Twitter, etc…

In this episode, the CBLDF PODCAST speaks with cartoonist Gilbert Hernandez (Love & Rockets, Blubber) about his career, his work, and his early inspirations. We discuss reactions to his work and controversies therein, and his personal views on mature content in comics and elsewhere.

Topics: Heavy Metal, Steve Ditko, Katy Perry, Grindhouse Cinema, Classics Illustrated

 

In support of our ongoing educational work, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is now part of the audio-sphere! A mix of interviews, discussions about current Free Speech events, convention panels recordings, and archival materials, the CBLDF PODCAST will be a monthly event, from our keyboards to your ears. The CBLDF PODCAST is made possible in part by a donation from the Neil Gaiman Foundation and member support.

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Rizzoli Set to Publish CHIP KIDD BOOK TWO: WORK 2007-2017 This Fall!

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  • January 27, 2017

 

 

This is just a quick teaser-announcement about a brand-new book on the Book Cover Design Work by Designer Chip Kidd. Later this year, in the fall, Rizzoli has plans to unleash Chip Kidd Book Two: Work 2007-2017, with introductions by Haruki Murakami, Neil Gaiman and Orhan Pamuk!  

You can see the front and back book cover designs up above and then for people unfamiliar with why this is “Book Two” here is an example of what the first book in the series, “Chip Kidd Book One: Work 1986-2006” looks like:

 

Please stay tuned to this website for more information as the book gets ready to appear in bookstores… we’re super excited!

 

 

 

Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s Novel GOOD OMENS Set To Become a Mini-TV Series in 2018!

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  • January 27, 2017

 

Amazon Studios recently announced that a six-part adaptation of Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s novel “GOOD OMENS” will debut in 2018.

Neil Gaiman adapted all six episodes of the series and will also serve as the show-runner.

The show is set in 2018 on the brink of an apocalypse as humanity prepares for a final judgment. But follies ensue — Aziraphale, a somewhat fussy angel, and Crowley, a demon aren’t enthusiastic about the end of the world, and can’t seem to find the Antichrist.

“Almost 30 years ago, Terry Pratchett and I wrote the funniest novel we could about the end of the world, populated with angels and demons…” Gaiman said. “Three decades later, it’s going to make it to the screen. I can’t think of anyone we’d rather make it with than BBC Studios, and I just wish Sir Terry were alive to see it.”

 

 

 

 

 

VIDEO – Comic Sans: The Man Behind the World’s Most Contentious #Font

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  • January 27, 2017

 

You remember Comic Sans. You know, that irreverent, off-kilter font that came pre-programmed on 90’s versions of Microsoft Word? In fact, you probably have very strong feelings about that font. Here’s the story behind the most polarizing font ever made.

 

 

 

 

CLICK HERE for FREE Online Issue of #CBLDF DEFENDER Magazine #8

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  • January 16, 2017

 

In the latest issue of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s DEFENDER Magazine, CBLDF talked with Preacher writer, and sometimes controversial scribe, Garth Ennis about censorship, politics, and more. It’s a really great issue!

CBLDF DEFENDER #8 (Winter) also features a cover by the inimitable and gone-too-soon Steve Dillon. They also take a look back on CBLDF’s three decades of protecting comics, including the biggest censorship stories of 2016.

 

 

DEFENDER Magazine is Distributed for FREE by Support from Readers Like You and The Gaiman Foundation, Thanks!

 

 

Book Designer Chip Kidd Discusses Designing Haruki Murakami’s Absolutely on Music

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  • January 16, 2017

 

Chip Kidd recently did a quick interview with Susanna Baird for SPINE Magazine. You can tell she really had an interest in the subject because her questions were very insightful and thought provoking.  The main focus was Haruki Murakami’s latest book titled, “Absolutely on Music: Conversations with Seiji Ozawa” (Knopf). The cover, and the book itself, were designed by Chip Kidd (cover shown up above).

Then, they sort of delve into Chip’s career and new projects coming out soon like Gengoroh Tagame’s new graphic novel, My Brother’s Husband (Pantheon); Batman: Black and White sketch covers book to benefit the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund; and in the fall, Chip Kidd Book Two: 2007-2017  (Rizzoli, with introductions by Haruki Murakami, Neil Gaiman and Orhan Pamuk).

Here’s a LINK, check it out! Thanks Susanna and SPINE MAGAZINE!

 

 

 

Video Book Review: What is Obscenity? by Rokudenashiko

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  • January 16, 2017

 

Here’s a quick post to share a nice video of a book review done by a YouTuber named chekherjoy for Rokudenashiko’s book, “What is Obscenity?: The Story of a Good For Nothing Artist and her Pussy ” (Koyama Press). The book was edited by Graham Kolbeins, translated by Anne Ishii and the book cover was designed by Chip Kidd.

 

 

 

 

Writers or Authors: Win a Book Cover Design by Chip Kidd!

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  • January 12, 2017

 

This year Chip Kidd is teaming-up again with Penn State University to support their Breast Cancer Research Program that they call PINK ZONE. As a way to raise funds for this wonderful organization Chip has agreed to design a book cover for the lucky person who wins the contest over at the CHARITY BUZZ website.

Just click the link to add your bid, or you can DONATE any amount directly to PINK ZONE by clicking here… Thanks!

 

 

 


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