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

  • date
  • July 24, 2015

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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!


 

TIME – Chip Kidd Judges 6 Books By Their Covers

  • date
  • June 14, 2015

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Over at the always insightful TIME Magazine website (Yes, in today’s digital world TIME still exists!) a reporter named Sarah Begley ran a short interview with Knopf Book designer Chip Kidd about a few of his favorite book covers of all time and asked him, “to judge them”. Of course this question was meant to be tied into Chip’s latest book titled, “Judge This (TED Books)” that just came out and was published by Simon & Schuster as a part of their TED TALK Book Series.

As kind of a joke for this post I made a parody graphic of one of the famous covers that Chip talks about in the TIME interview, Detective Comics #27, which we all know as the very first appearance of the Batman!

To see other book covers he chose and to read Sarah Begley’s article on Chip Kidd, please CLICK HERE!

 


 

Penn State Library Special Collections Showcases the Chip Kidd Archives

  • date
  • 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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