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VIDEO: James Gleick and Maria Popova Analyze TIME TRAVEL: A HISTORY Book

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  • October 25, 2016

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On October 18th, 2016 James Gleick (Author) and Maria Popova appeared at the 92nd Street Y to discuss his new book, TIME TRAVEL: A HISTORY.

The book was published recently by Pantheon and the cover (shown up above) was designed by Peter Mendelsund.

Here is a video of the event and their discussion was really great! So, please be sure to check it out:

 

 


 

 

#PantheonBooks to Publish Gengoroh Tagame’s “My Brother’s Husband” Manga!

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  • October 21, 2016

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Massive Goods announced on Monday that Pantheon Books (Maus, Persepolis) will publish Gengoroh Tagame‘s My Brother’s Husband(Otōto no Otto) manga in English. The first two-in-one omnibus volume is slated for June 2017.

Massive Goods describes the story:
My Brother’s Husband is a family drama that begins with the auspicious arrival of Mike, a Canadian who has come to pay respects to the family of his recently deceased Japanese husband Ryoji, whose only remaining immediate family member is Yaichi—an identical twin brother. As Mike gets accustomed to Japanese morays and the surprising idiosyncrasies of living with Yaichi and his daughter Kana, the sleepy Japanese suburb also learns the true meaning of family.

 

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Tagame began serializing the ongoing manga in Futabasha‘s Monthly Action magazine in November 2014 and the third compiled volume will ship on October 12.

Anne Ishii is translating My Brother’s Husband and Chip Kidd is designing the release. Both have worked on other English releases of other manga by Tagame, including the short story collection The Passion of Gengoroh Tagame, the first English release of Tagame’s manga.

News Source: ANIME NEWS NETWORK

 

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Check Out THE HISTORY OF BATMAN Podcast Interview with Designer CHIP KIDD!

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  • October 15, 2016

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This week, THE HISTORY OF BATMAN Podcast interviewed graphic designer and Batman writer Chip Kidd from New York Comic Con!

Londyn and his co-host, Mason Booker, talk with Chip about his journey into becoming a modern book jacket designer, his life-long fandom of BATMAN, and how he became part of the Dark Knight’s celebrated history with his book, “Bat-Manga! The Secret History of Batman in Japan” (Pantheon Books), exploring the lost art of the Batman Manga during the 1960s.

Listen in to this riveting interview as they talk all about Batman and the importance of the character’s visual evolution and design over the last 77 years.

Hear it all right here: Chip Kidd Interviewed by The History of the Batman with Londyn! Presented by Meltdown Comics!

 

 

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#BATMAN: BLACK AND WHITE – Custom Comic Book Cover Art by Bill Sienkiewicz!

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  • September 30, 2016

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Here’s a quick post to share some amazing artwork done very recently by the amazing comic book artist, Bill Sienkiewicz. Designer Chip Kidd commissioned this special cover on a blank “variant cover” copy of BATMAN: BLACK AND WHITE. The art was inspired by Frank Miller’s Graphic Novel,”The Dark Knight Returns” and it features Batman with his trusty sidekick, Carrie Kelley Robin!

 


 

 

BROOKS BROTHERS is Now Offering a TRUE PREP Limited Edition Book by Lisa Birnbach and Chip Kidd!

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  • September 30, 2016

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OK, this is pretty cool! BROOKS BROTHERS is now offering a Special “Limited Edition” Copy of TRUE PREP by Lisa Birnbach and Chip Kidd! You can purchase the book from their official website. For more info, just CLICK HERE!

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Oh yeah, just in case you have never heard of this book check out the sales copy:

From Lisa Birnbach, the author of The Official Preppy Handbook, and designer Chip Kidd, comes a whole new take on the prep world. True Prep is a contemporary look at how the old guard of natural-fiber-loving, dog-worshiping, G&T-soaked preppies adapt to the new order of things. Birnbach considers the preppy attitude towards money, schools, wardrobe, work, decorating, scandal, and food and drink. She also looks at weekends, entertaining, sports, weddings, etiquette, the Internet and electronic gadgetry, political correctness, reality TV, and . . . polar fleece. And last but not least: a do-it-yourself eulogy. With more than 200 original illustrations and photographs, True Prep promises to be a whole new, old sensation. Random House Publishing, printed in the USA.

 


 

 

CHIP KIDD Gets Interviewed at the NOTEBOOK ON CITIES AND CULTURE Podcast!

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  • September 21, 2016

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Here’s a nice  item we found in our archives of an interview with Designer Chip Kidd that was done for the NOTEBOOK ON CITIES AND CULTURE Podcast awhile back. It’s a really great conversation about the importance of Art School, Chip’s obsession with the now-infamous Milgram Experiment and, also, his use of an Andres Serrano photo for a brand-new Bible book cover!

They also get pretty serious talking about Chip Kidd’s 2nd novel, The Learners: The Book After The Cheese Monkeys…  Enjoy:

 

 


 

 

Chip Kidd’s JUDGE THIS Ted Talks Book Has Been Translated Into Another Foreign Language!

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  • August 27, 2016

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Here’s a quick post to share some fun book publishing news that we’re really excited about! Chip Kidd’s “JUDGE THIS” Ted Talks Book (TED BOOKS) has now been translated into another language, Slovak. This book is intended for sale in the Czech and Slovenian book markets. “Prvý dojem”, translated back into English, roughly means “First Impression”.  Oh man, this is so cool!!

So far this book has been translated into Italian, Greek, and Russian!

Here is the American English version:

 


 

 

Do You Love Reading? Check Out the UK Guardian Books Podcast!

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  • August 27, 2016

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Here’s a quick post to share a podcast we recently came across which is always very entertaining and informative. This podcast is brought to us by the famous UK newspaper. It’s called the GUARDIAN BOOKS Podcast and if you love books and enjoy reading them then please be sure to check them out, just CLICK HERE! 

Down below is an example of a recent episode where they discuss the importance of Editors and Book Editing. 

 

 


 

 

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!


 

 

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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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.

 

 


 

 

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!


 

SNACK PODCAST – Profile On the Book Cover Designs of Chip Kidd

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  • May 16, 2016

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Here’s a podcast episode we knew we had to share an soon as we heard it! Andrei Triburca, over at the SNACK PODCAST, recently posted a link to an amazing podcast profile who’s main focus is on the career of the book designer, Chip Kidd. In episode #17 they discuss the history of book cover design and Chip’s place in it. So, here it is, please listen and enjoy.

 


 

Katherine Dunn, Author of GEEK LOVE, Dies at 70

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  • May 16, 2016

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It’s with a heavy heart that we need to share the sad news about the passing of Katherine Dunn, a completely wonderful woman and exceptional author.

Her connection to Chip Kidd is that he designed the book cover for her iconic novel, Geek Love (Random House, Vintage), and it went on to sell hundreds of thousands of copies. It even became a National Book Award Finalist in 1989.

“Geek Love” was curiously original and imaginative, though some called it bizarre. It revolves around a married couple who own a traveling carnival and breed mutant children as sideshow freaks, both to attract paying customers and to endow their offspring with “the inherent ability to earn a living just by being themselves.”

If you have never read this book then you owe it to yourself to do so, it’s both chilling and life changing.

R.I.P. Katherine, you will be deeply missed by everyone who loves the joy of reading.

 

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