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Check Out This Funny CHIP KIDD: GRAPHIC DESIGN Meme, Ha Ha!

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  • August 27, 2016

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Here’s a random image I came across lately where someone has taken an inspirational quote from the Designer Chip Kidd and turned it into a meme. Thanks to whoever created it, it’s hilarious!

Plus, everybody else please feel free to share it on your local social media page.

 


 

 

5 Tips to Create an Unusual Book Cover, Chip Kidd Style

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  • August 4, 2016

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Here’s a quick post to share a wonderful article written by Patricia Coroi over at the FLIPSNACK website. Flip Snack shares information about many different aspects of Graphic Design and other creative endeavors. Patricia’s article asks the hypothetical question, “What is the philosophy behind his book covers?”. Then, she goes about creating a list of 5 principles of Chip Kidd’s design process that could be used by any book cover illustrator or designer.

To read the full article, please CLICK HERE!


 

 

SELECTED SHORTS Podcast – HEROES AND VILLAINS: a Reading by Chip Kidd & Others

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  • August 4, 2016

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In this recent SELECTED SHORTS podcast episode guest host Hope Davis introduces three tales about heroes, heroism, and challenge. The stories were performed at Symphony Space in New York City and were performed, in this order, by Chip Kidd, Aya Cash, and David Strathairn. Enjoy.

 

 


 

 

Free #CBLDF DEFENDER Magazine #6 – Summer 2016

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  • July 28, 2016

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CBLDF DEFENDER is a free quarterly news magazine coming to you from the front lines of the fight for free speech! You can find it on sale at comic book stores across the nation, on comiXology, and for free at CHIPKIDD.com. It is also always available (for free!) at CBLDF.org! Each issue of CBLDF DEFENDER will bring engaging creator interviews, detailed analysis of current censorship news, and in-depth features that tell the story of the people fighting for the freedom to read!

In this new issue we look behind the scenes of the runaway hits Lumberjanes and Nimona with an in-depth interview with Noelle Stevenson! Cartoonists are behind bars for making comics — CBLDF examines their plight. Plus a preview of our upcoming history of the women who changed free expression in comics, tips for engaging kids in summer reading with comics, and all the latest news from CBLDF.

Click the PDF File down below to read the full issue for free… right now!

 


Dumb Questions for Smart Designers – AR Design Interviews Chip Kidd

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  • July 28, 2016

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We just wanted to give a quick shout out and thank you to the guys over at AR DESIGN for their awesome interview with book designer Chip Kidd. It was a lot of fun and they actually asked some very very good questions! Here’s a LINK, go check it out!!

 

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Brooklyn Book Festival and Chip Kidd Debut Official Poster Art #BKBF

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  • July 28, 2016

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The Brooklyn Book Festival, #BKBF, New York City’s largest free literary festival, has unveiled two new custom images created by award-winning graphic designer and writer Chip Kidd. From posters to totes to online portals and social media streams, the 2016 Brooklyn Book Festival will introduce branded elements featuring Kidd’s colorful urban design: the image of a young woman reading a book emblazoned with the Brooklyn Bridge.

“A rock star of book design, [Chip Kidd] is the perfect artist to articulate the vibe of New York City’s hip, smart and diverse book festival,” said Carolyn Greer, co-producer and president of BKBF.

“As a fan (and past participant) of the Brooklyn Book Festival, it was an honor to be asked to create the image for its first art poster,” Kidd said. “My thinking was this: just as books are gateways to amazing places, characters and ideas, the Brooklyn Bridge is such a gateway to one of the most vibrant, diverse and enthralling places on Earth. So I decided to combine the two. Having gotten my professional start in Brooklyn 30 years ago, it is thrilling to contribute this way to one of its most extraordinary cultural celebrations.”

BKBF attracts tens of thousands from around the world to experience spirited discussions between emerging and iconic writers and a lively Literary Marketplace. This fall’s week-long festival begins on Sept. 12 with five weeknights of literature themed “Bookend” programs presented all over New York City. BKBF Children’s Day is Saturday, Sept. 17 and will feature theatrical performances, a dueling draw-off, workshops, picture book and young readers stages and a Literary Marketplace just for kids are all part of the day’s celebration of childhood reading.

The flagship 14-stage BKBF takes place Sunday, Sept. 18. On festival day, 300 writers of beloved works of fiction and nonfiction, poetry and graphic novels will participate in panels, readings and other creative performances of their work.

This year, the festival includes Margaret Atwood, with her first graphic novel, as well as Chester Brown, Phoebe Gloeckner, Sarah Glidden, Kyle Baker (in his first return to BKBF since its beginning), Faith Erin Hicks, George O’Connor, Ben Katchor, Marjorie Liu and MariNaomi, among other prominent artists. This makes it all the more fitting that an artist so deeply involved in comics and graphic arts undertake BKBF’s first festival image.

 

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For more information please visit the Official BKBF Website, just CLICK HERE!


DANIEL CLOWES – Comic Book Artist Interview at WTF Podcast with Marc Maron

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  • June 23, 2016

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In a recent interview with Marc Maron of the WTF Podcast, Cartoonist and writer Daniel Clowes (Eight Ball, Ghost World, Patience, David Boring, Like A Velvet Glove, The Death-Ray, etc…) brings the world of underground comics into Marc’s garage.

They talk about the great comic artists who paved the way, the difficulty in translating some graphic novels to film, and the similarities between creating comics and performing stand-up.  

They also discuss Clowes’ brand-new, just released, Graphic Novel Book, PATIENCE.

 

 

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CBLDF Podcast Episode 17: CHUCK PALAHNIUK – FIGHT CLUB 2 Graphic Novel

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  • June 23, 2016

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In this episode, the CBLDF Podcast speaks with author Chuck Palahniuk (Fight Club, Fight Club 2, Choke), who has just completed adapting Fight Club 2 as a graphic novel with artist Cameron Stewart.

Topics: Kolchak the Night Stalker, EC Comics, radiation poisoning, and more!

In support of their ongoing education 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.

Listen here to Radio Free Comix with the CBLDF Podcast!

 

 

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VIDEO – Day at Night: Alfred A Knopf, Book Publisher

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  • June 23, 2016

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Alfred A. Knopf discusses the publishing industry and his friendship with writer John Galsworthy. Topics included are the publisher-public relationship, the quality of books published to the public, and the history of publishing books.

 

 


 

 

JUNE 11th – Hear CHIP KIDD Speak at the 2016 PRINTERS ROW LIT FEST in Chicago!

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  • June 7, 2016

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PRINTERS ROW LIT FEST!
June 11th – 12th, 2016

Location: Chicago, IL.

Be sure to hear Chip Kidd speak on Saturday, June 11th at the 2016 PRINTERS ROW LIT FEST!

Chip Kidd will be joining Michael Phillips (Chicago Tribune film critic) for a discussion in the Harold Washington Library Center (Multipurpose Room) on Saturday, June 11th from 11:00 am – 11:45 am. Tickets for this event will be required and they go on sale now! 

The Printers Row Lit Fest was founded in 1985 by the Near South Planning Board to attract visitors to the Printers Row neighborhood (once the city’s bookmaking hub). By 2002, it had grown to five city blocks (on Dearborn, from Congress to Polk), attracting more than 200 booksellers from across the country displaying new, used and antiquarian books and featuring more than 200 authors participating in panels, discussions and a variety of other programs.

As part of its ongoing commitment to the written word and its support of literacy and literary endeavor, the Chicago Tribune purchased the Printers Row Book Fair in 2002 from the Near South Planning Board. Recently renamed to be the Printers Row Lit Fest, it is considered the largest free outdoor literary event in the Midwest-drawing more than 150,000 book lovers to the two-day showcase.

For more information, and to order your tickets, just CLICK HERE!

Hold on, as a quick side-note and an extra bonus please check out this Podcast Interview with Chip Kidd as he talks with Wendy Snyder & Bill Leff on WGN RADIO!

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Chip Kidd’s ART OF #PEANUTS Book Has Been Nominated For a 2016 Eisner Award! #SDCC

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  • May 25, 2016

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Here’s a quick shout out to Abrams ComicArts for their recent nomination into the 2016 EISNER AWARDS which will be held at the San Diego Comic-Con International!

They were included in the “Best Publication Design” section for their new book, Only What’s Necessary: Charles M. Schulz and the Art of Peanuts, designed by Chip Kidd and Geoff Spear.

 

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The other publishers and publications in this category include:

  • Beyond the Surface, designed by Nicolas André, Sam Arthur, Alex Spiro, and Camille Pichon (Nobrow)
  • The Eternaut, designed by Tony Ong (Fantagraphics)
  • Eventually Everything Connects, designed by Loris Lora, Sam Arthur, Alex Spiro, and Camille Pichon (Nobrow)
  • King of the Comics: One Hundred Years of King Features Syndicate, designed by Dean Mullaney (IDW/LOAC)
  • Sandman Gallery Edition, designed by Josh Beatman/Brainchild Studios (Graphitti Designs/DC)
  • Only What’s Necessary: Charles M. Schulz and the Art of Peanuts, designed by Chip Kidd (Abrams ComicArts)

 

FREE ONLINE GRAPHIC DESIGN CLASS with Debbie Millman, Chip Kidd, Julie Anixter, Marc Ekco, and Veronika Scott #CreativeLive

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  • May 25, 2016

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CreativeLive has partnered with HOW Design Live to bring you a selection of keynotes from the 2016 HOW Design Conference in Atlanta, GA!

Special Keynote speakers this year included Debbie Millman, Chip Kidd, Julie Anixter, Marc Ekco, and Veronika Scott.

Now, they have taken this spoken material and turned it into a FREE online class. A few of the things you get are:

  • 5 Video lessons in HD
  • Lifetime access, anywhere, anytime
  • Streaming and downloadable files
  • Available on desktop, mobile and tablet

CLICK HERE for more details but please remember you need to sign-up quick!!


 

 

 

Video CHIP KIDD – All’Università Di Verona (Italy)

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  • May 25, 2016


Intervista a Chip Kidd, graphic designer e editore statunitense ospite del master in Editoria dell’università di Verona.

Translation:
Interview with Chip Kidd , graphic designer and guest editor of the US Masters in the University of Verona Publishing.


 

 

Free CBLDF Defender Magazine #5 – Spring 2016

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  • May 25, 2016

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CBLDF DEFENDER is a free quarterly news magazine coming to you from the front lines of the fight for free speech! You can find it on sale at comic book stores across the nation, on comiXology, and for free at CHIPKIDD.com. It is also always available (for free!) at CBLDF.org! Each issue of CBLDF DEFENDER will bring engaging creator interviews, detailed analysis of current censorship news, and in-depth features that tell the story of the people fighting for the freedom to read!

Boasting a cover by the inimitable Jimmie Robinson, this issue includes an interview with Reginald Hudlin, Milestone Media) about the future of Black comics! You can also check out profiles of Black cartoonists from comics’ earliest days to now, learn about diversity and censorship in comics. You’ll also get all the latest censorship news from CBLDF, including the latest attacks on Jillian and Mariko Tamaki! Click the PDF File down below to read the full issue for free… right now!

 


 

 

Chip Kidd and the 13th DIMENSION Talk About #BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS Gallery Edition

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  • May 16, 2016

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Dan Greenfield, over at the always amazing 13th DIMENSION website, recently got together with Chip Kidd to discuss the release of Frank Miller’s BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS Special Gallery Edition.

For anyone who has not heard about this book it is totally amazing!  To read the full interview please CLICK HERE!

Basically what happened was DC Comics reprinted this classic graphic novel in a DELUXE FORMAT hardcover book but instead of a regular colorized “comic book” version they published it using the original art from the book. In other words, they show the black and white inked pages without color and in their original glory.

It’s pretty cool and the quality is awesome! (Disclaimer: Chip Kidd didn’t design the cover to this book)

In the interview Chip Kidd discusses how he came about to own, not one, but two of the actual pages of the original art by Frank Miller that were used for this book (shown down below).

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Also, as a side note, we would like to mention that Chip Kidd did design the cover to the previous, original, reprinting of this graphic novel by DC Comics, both front and back, and we’re sharing pics of those here:

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Oh yeah, if you would like a copy of the Batman: The Dark Knight Returns “Gallery Edition” book then please CLICK HERE!


 


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