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Neil Gaiman & Chip Kidd’s MAKE GOOD ART Speech Book Translated Into Portuguese!

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  • May 21, 2015

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Here’s a quick post to share some super fun book publishing news! Neil Gaiman’s MAKE GOOD ART Speech Book, designed inside and out by the Graphic Designer Chip Kidd, has now been translated into Portuguese for the book market of Brazil! It’s new title is “O Discurso Faça Boa Arte de Neil Gaiman”!

One last note, you can purchase this book by visiting this Brazilian WEBSITE!

 

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SHE-HULK Loves BATMAN: DEATH BY DESIGN! by #ChipKidd #DaveTaylor

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  • May 12, 2015

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Here’s a wacky-fun  post to share this amusing photo taken at the recent New World Comics’ SUPERHERO SCHOOL in Oklahoma City, OK. This is a bi-weekly event that occurs at a local comic book store where costumed Cosplayers teach little kids about superheroes. It’s a clever idea and the costumes are always extremely creative. The kids love it!

Anyways, shown here is our friend Kit Compton, a.k.a. Foxxikitten, dressed-up as the SHE-HULK and she is showing off her new most super-favorite book, BATMAN: DEATH BY DESIGN (DC Comics) written by Chip Kidd and illustrated by Dave Taylor!

Oh yeah, we should mention that our other friend, Ondry Dre Braggs (Marvel’s Iron Man War Machine) made a sneaky cameo appearance in this picture, ha ha!

 


 

Hey, Chip Kidd Got Nominated For a 2015 Eisner Award! #SDCC

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  • May 12, 2015

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In collaboration with the San Diego Comic Con the comic book industry has an event known as THE EISNER AWARDS. It’s named after the extremely prolific and highly influential Graphic Novel Artist/Writer, Will Eisner. This year, 2015, the designer Chip Kidd made the list along with his two partners in crime, Anne Ishii and Graham Kolbeins.  

Their nomination is for the book, “Massive: Gay Erotic Manga and the Men Who Make It”, published by Fantagraphics.   Their spot is located in the “Best Anthology” category.

The awards will be given out during a gala ceremony on Friday, July 10th during Comic-Con International in San Diego, California.

The other competition is listed down below!

BEST ANTHOLOGY:
In the Dark: A Horror Anthology, edited by Rachel Deering (Tiny Behemoth Press/IDW)
Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream, edited by Josh O’Neill, Andrew Carl, & Chris Stevens (Locust Moon)
Massive: Gay Erotic Manga and the Men Who Make It, edited by Anne Ishii, Chip Kidd, & Graham Kolbeins (Fantagraphics)
Masterful Marks: Cartoonists Who Changed the World, edited by Monte Beauchamp (Simon & Schuster)
To End All Wars: The Graphic Anthology of The First World War, edited by Jonathan Clode & John Stuart Clark (Soaring Penguin)

To view all the nominees in this event, and other various categories, just CLICK HERE!

 


 

Korean Version: GO! A KIDD’S GUIDE TO GRAPHIC DESIGN by #ChipKidd

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  • April 20, 2015

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Here’s some quick book publishing news we’re super excited to share! Chip Kidd’s book, “GO! A KIDD’S GUIDE TO GRAPHIC DESIGN” has now been translated into the Korean language for the retail book market of South Korea. Yeah, oh my god, how freakin’ cool is that!!?


 

J. D. McClatchy Reads From Plundered Hearts: New and Selected Poems (Knopf)

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  • April 2, 2015

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J.D. McClatchy is the author of eight collections of poetry including his latest book, Plundered Hearts: New and Selected Poems (Knopf, with a Book Jacket design by Chip Kidd). He has edited numerous other books, including The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Poetry, and has written a number of opera libretti that have been performed at the Metropolitan Opera and elsewhere. McClatchy teaches at Yale University and is editor of the Yale Review.

In this video we get a sample from Plundered Hearts: New and Selected Poems (Knopf) performed by J. D. McClatchy at the HAMMER MUSEUM on February 26th, 2015.

 


 

Boing Boing / WINK Book Review – Haruki Murakami’s “The Strange Library”

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  • March 26, 2015

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Here’s some book news we’re pretty excited about! Over at the WINK! Book Lover Blog, they do super-excellent book reviews, a new book designed by Chip Kidd was recently reviewed. We’re talking about Haruki Murakami’s latest book, The Strange Library (Knopf).

Now, there are three really cool things about this review:
1. They talk about Haruki Murakami’s writing style and the complex story line.

2. They mention Chip Kidd as the Graphic Designer of the book, and…

3. The book review got syndicated on the BOING BOING website and traffic for this article has gone totally nuts!

So, thank you, thank you, thank you to Wink! and Boing Boing! You guys ROCK!!


 

BAT-MANGA! Custom Japanese #BATMAN “Lord Death Man” Statue

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  • March 26, 2015

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An extremely talented Artist & Friend sent us this wonderful photo recently showing a custom statue he created. His name is Deane Aikins and his work is AWESOME! Check out this “Lord Death Man” Statue he made from scratch! He writes a blog about his love of Batman, Collecting Comic Books and His Obsessions with Vintage Toys. It’s titled, WHEN BATMOBILES FLY. There, he did a write-up about making this statue so please be sure to check that out, LINK.

Now, for those of you unfamiliar with this character he is a long lost Batman Villain that was brought back to life (excuse the pun) by Chip Kidd’s book, “BAT-MANGA! The Secret History of Batman in Japan”. This book celebrated the 1960’s artwork of the Japanese Manga Artist, Jiro Kuwata.  Here is an example of his work and then below is the book cover for Chip’s book (Pantheon, Paperback version).

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Oh yeah, we also gotta mention that Lord Death Man appeared in “animation form” in an episode of Cartoon Network’s BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD. Check it out!

 



 

New DR. SEUSS Book “What Pet Should I Get?” Coming Out Later This Year!!

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  • March 18, 2015

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Here’s a quick post to share some completely wonderful book publishing news. On July 28th, 2015, Random House has plans to publish a brand-new, never seen before, children’s book by Dr. Seuss!! Yes, you read that right, they’re coming out with a never-ever-before-seen picture book by Dr. Seuss about making up one’s mind is the literary equivalent of buried treasure!

It’s title will be, “What Pet Should I Get?”. The basic story shares what happens when a brother and sister visit a pet store to pick a pet? Naturally, they can’t choose just one! The tale captures a classic childhood moment—choosing a pet—and uses it to illuminate a life lesson: that it is hard to make up your mind, but sometimes you just have to do it!

Just as a side note we should mention that Chip Kidd actually has nothing to do with the design of this book, we just LOVE Dr. Seuss, ha!

 

 

 


 

New Chip Kidd Book Coming Out on the Work of Charles M. Schulz, “Only What’s Necessary: Charles M. Schulz and Peanuts” (Abrams)

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  • March 18, 2015

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Over at the PEANUTS STUDIO BLOG awhile back they shared a few photos of Chip Kidd and the ABRAMS Book Publisher, Charles Kochman, as they paid a visit to the “Collections & Archives” Room of the Charles M. Schulz Museum.

This was in preparation for Chip Kidd’s next brand-new book on the work of Cartoonist Charles M. Schulz titled, “Only What’s Necessary: Charles M. Schulz and Peanuts”. It will be released by Abrams on October 20th, 2015.

Please stay tuned to CHIPKIDD.COM for future details and also please feel free to visit the PEANUTS STUDIO BLOG as they are always sharing amazing photos and stories about one of America’s true national treasures.

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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!

 


 


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