OCTOBER 3rd – CHIP KIDD Book Signing Event in New York City!

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  • October 1, 2015



On Saturday, October 3rd,  2015 Chip Kidd will be signing copies of JUDGE THIS (Simon & Schuster) at the 2015 DESIGNERS & BOOKS FAIR.

In Judge This (TED Books), Kidd takes us through his day as he takes in first impressions of all kinds. We follow this visual journey as Kidd encounters and engages with everyday design, breaking down the good, the bad, the absurd, and the brilliant as only someone with a critical, trained eye can. From the design of your morning paper to the subway ticket machine to the books you browse to the smartphone you use to the packaging for the chocolate bar you buy as an afternoon treat, Kidd reveals the hidden secrets behind each of the design choices, with a healthy dose of humor, expertise, and of course, judgment as he goes.

A purchase of this book at the Fair enters you into the drawing to win an Experiences with Authors prize — a personally guided (by Chip Kidd) tour of the exhibition “Chip Kidd Presents: Batman Black and White: The Sketch Covers.” For more details about this special art show please visit our ‘Next Appearance” page.



#BATMAN DEATH BY DESIGN by Chip Kidd and Dave Taylor Now Published in Turkey!

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  • July 31, 2015



Yes, Turkey!! The Graphic Novel, BATMAN: DEATH BY DESIGN (DC Comics), written by Designer Chip Kidd and delightfully illustrated by the UK Comic Book Artist Dave Taylor, has been translated into the Turkish language for the book market of Turkey! Oh man, how freakin’ cool is that?!! Here’s what the cover looks like in their language, it’s actually very beautiful, the translation from English reads, “Batman: Olumcul Oasarim”. Oh yeah, if you would like to try and order a copy of this hardcover book then here is a LINK.

Also, speaking of “links”, here are two Turkish websites that have written reviews for this book. Just click HERE and HERE!


Chicago Tribune Book Review – JUDGE THIS (TED Books) by Chip Kidd

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  • July 31, 2015


Wow, what an honor! The CHICAGO TRIBUNE Newspaper recently featured a book review for Chip Kidd’s latest book in the TED TALKS Book Series titled, “JUDGE THIS.” (Simon & Schuster, in stores now). OK, normally we add a link to the review, and we are doing that HERE, but you will need to register at the Chicago Tribune to read their article. Sorry for the inconvenience but we had to share this wonderful news anyway.



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  • July 24, 2015



Louise Angrilli, over at the Melbourne Review of Books website, recently posted a fresh review on Chip Kidd’s latest book titled, “JUDGE THIS.”. This new book is a part of the TED TALKS book series published by Simon & Schuster (in stores now).

Reading the review you can tell that Louise really loves both Books and Graphic Design. Her article has a lot of depth and we always appreciate well-written reviews. Thanks Louise!

To read the full review please CLICK HERE!



Check Out the 2015 ABRAMS COMICARTS Online Catalog for FREE!! #Peanuts

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  • July 24, 2015


Right now you can view the 2015 ABRAMS COMICARTS online catalog for FREE!! I mean, hey it’s posted right down below!! Also, the thing that is ultra cool is that the front cover graphic this year celebrates the Brand-New Hardcover Book coming out October 20th by Chip Kidd and Geoff Spear titled, ONLY WHAT’S NECESSARY: CHARLES M. SCHULZ AND THE ART OF PEANUTS (Abrams).

ABRAMS COMICARTS publishes high quality, contemporary, groundbreaking illustrated books about the legends and history of comics art, animation, and cartoon-based material, as well as new graphic novels. Don’t belive us? Well, just check out the new catalog of books down below!


Digital Telepathy Interview with CHIP KIDD – Go Ahead and JUDGE THIS!

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  • July 12, 2015



Over at the always amazing DIGITAL TELEPATHY website Brent Summers conducted an interview with Penguin Random House book designer Chip Kidd about rising to the occasion, hard work and making a great impression—every time. This was in connection to the release of Chip’s latest book, “JUDGE THIS.” (Simon & Schuster).

“JUDGE THIS” is a part of the TED BOOK series and is based on a TED TALKS video shown down below. We wanna thank Brent Summers for a great interview. It was a lot of fun to do and very well-written. Oh yeah, before we forget, here’s a LINK to read the article, ha! Go check it out!




Come See #CHIPKIDD at the 2015 San Diego Comic Con, July 9th-12th! #SDCC

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  • July 7, 2015


The Author, Editor, & Designer Chip Kidd will be making a ton of appearances at this year’s 2015 San Diego Comic Con! The SDCC event runs from Thursday, July 9th, until Sunday, July 12th. For a complete schedule please be sure to visit the NEXT APPEARANCE page.

Chip will be there to promote “Only What’s Necessary: Charles M. Schulz and the Art of Peanuts”. It will be published by Abrams ComicArts and is coming out on October 20th, 2015.




Also – Chip Kidd, along with his two co-authors, Anne Ishii & Graham Kolbeins, are all nominated for an EISNER AWARD in the “Best Anthology” category for their new book, “Massive: Gay Erotic Manga and the Men Who Make It”, published by Fantagraphics (out now)!!



We have done our best to list all of Chip’s lectures, speaking engagements, book signings, and other events at his NEXT APPEARANCES page and we knew we would not have the space to list them here so please be sure to visit that page. 

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

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  • May 21, 2015

o Discurso Faça Boa Arte de Neil Gaiman Chip Kidd

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!




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

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  • May 12, 2015



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



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!

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!



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