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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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BETTER THAN FICTION Podcast Talks About All Things Chip Kidd

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  • May 16, 2016

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This post is a quick shout-out for an extremely cool podcast in Oklahoma City called BETTER THAN FICTION. It’s main theme is comic book collecting, nerd culture, movies, and more…. but in episode #116 they totally geeked-out on the Author and Book Designer Chip Kidd. Their main focus was Chip Kidd’s recent book, GO: A Kidd’s Guide To Graphic Design (Workman). But they also discuss many other of Chip’s book cover designs and we could not be more proud of that. Thanks guys!

Here’s a LINK to their website, please check them out sometime. Also, here’s the podcast embedded down below. Please be sure to check out episode #116!!

 


 

#SNOOPY MUSEUM TOKYO Opens April 23, 2016 with First Exhibition, My Favorite #Peanuts

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  • March 31, 2016

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The Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center and Sony Creative Products Inc. have announced that the SNOOPY MUSEUM TOKYO will be opening its doors on April 23, 2016 in Roppongi, Tokyo. This temporary museum, which will be open for two and one-half years, is the first outside of the United States dedicated to the art of Charles M. Schulz, with its founding museum—Charles M. Schulz Museum—located where Schulz lived in Santa Rosa, California.

 

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My Favorite Peanuts, the first of five rotating exhibitions organized by staff at the Charles M. Schulz Museumfeatures an engaging selection of approximately 60 original comic strips specially selected by Jean Schulz, the wife of Peanuts creator Charles Schulz. These strips reflect her favorite themes in Peanuts. The exhibition also includes personal gifts she has received from fans over the years. Also, as a side note, we wanna mention that Designer Chip Kidd will be designing the promotional material for this event.

Each of the rotating exhibitions offers a unique experience where visitors can view original comic strips, early works by Charles Schulz, vintage merchandise, and other valuable artifacts from the collection of the Charles M. Schulz Museum.

Snoopy Museum Tokyo’s museum store, named BROWN’S STORE, features products specially designed for the Museum.

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Also, CAFE BLANKET will offer Peanuts-inspired food and drinks.

snoopy-museum-tokyo-japan-peanuts-cafe-blanketGeneral Information:

Name: Snoopy Museum Tokyo
Open: April 23, 2016 – September 2018
Address: 5-6 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Management: Sony Creative Products Inc.
Satellite Museum of: Charles M. Schulz Museum & Research Center
Website: http://www.snoopymuseum.tokyo/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/snoopymuseumtokyo/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/snoopymuseumtokyo/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/snoopy_m_tokyo/

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#PRINT Magazine Spring Issue to Feature CHIP KIDD on the Cover!

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  • March 31, 2016

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Print‘s Spring 2016 issue takes a dive into the largest design capital of the world: New York City and Designer Chip Kidd is featured on the cover! This issue takes an exclusive look into the lives of design celebrities – from James Victore to Timothy Goodman, Jessica Walsh to Stefan Sagmeister. And then ask yourself: what makes a designercelebrity? And is there a difference between “celebrity” and “fame?”   All of this PLUS the winners of the Typography & Lettering Awards, the History of Helvetica and a Sneak Peek at Seymour Chwast’s Next Exhibit.  

Oh yeah, and did we mention Chip Kidd is on the cover? Ha! Hey, this is a huge honor and we’re really proud of this, it’s very fun and so cool to be on a national magazine! Down below are some “behind the scene” events from the photo shoot. You can see Debbie Millman doing a bit of art directing and the official photographer for the project was Brent Taylor of CMS Photo.

 

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For a more in-depth look at the “behind the scenes” shenanigans please CLICK HERE!

To order this issue online, in both printed paper and digital download format, please CLICK HERE!

FEATURES:

  • The Hollywood Issue: New York: Print presents a photo essay celebrating 56 of New York City’s most influential, classic and cutting-edge creatives working today.
  • A New York State of Design: How did the Big Apple become the world’s premier design hub–and does it still hold the title?
  • Self-Image: Six New York firms reflect on their identities–proving that the process of creating and maintaining a branded look is anything but identical
  • The Unexpected Cartographer: Discover distortion and opinion in the mind-bending, massive maps of Paula Scher

 


 

Chip Kidd Talks #BATMAN on the WNPR Radio Podcast!

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  • March 28, 2016

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In a recent interview, over at Connecticut’s WNPR Radio Podcast, Book Designer and Batman Fan Chip Kidd talks with Colin McEnroe about their love of the Batman character.

They not only cover the history of the Caped Crusader but they also discuss Chip Kidd’s Graphic Novel, Batman: Death by Design (DC Comics).

They go really in depth and it’s a lot of fun. Here it is, check it out!!


 

Chip Kidd’s JUDGE THIS Book by #TED Talks is Getting the “Foreign Language” Treatment!

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  • March 28, 2016

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Here’s a quick post to share some really fun book publishing news concerning one of Chip Kidd’s latest books, JUDGE THIS (TED Books). It seems that the Publisher, Simon & Schuster, is going completely crazy with translating this book into countless special “foreign language” editions. Here are a few fun examples:

 

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So far we have seen Italian, Greek, Turkish, French, Japanese and many other languages that we can’t even recognize ( yes, my intelligence is limited, ha ha). Here are a few examples shown here and once we get a more comprehensive list we will make them more available. Also, just doing a quick scan over at Amazon we found out they have the English and Italian versions available on their “American” site. Here’s some links:

 


 

The CHIP KIDD 13th Dimension Interviews: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS and the Perfection of #BATMAN YEAR ONE

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  • March 10, 2016

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In an ongoing interview process Dan Greenfield, the Editor of the 13th DIMENSION website, has been talking with Book Designer Chip Kidd about many different aspects of the Batman character.

There have been articles about Chip Kidd’s personal Batman Toy Collection, their love of the Batman Treasury Comics, the Art of Marshall Rogers, and now… Frank Miller’s THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS and the Perfection of BATMAN: YEAR ONE.

To read the full interview please CLICK HERE!
 
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NPR Fresh Air Book Review – The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye by Sonny Liew (Pantheon)

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  • March 10, 2016

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Here’s some exciting book publishing news! NPR BOOKS Reporter, John Powers, recently wrote a new book review all about a brand-new graphic novel that he describes as an astonishing work of imagination. It was created by the Singaporean writer and illustrator, Sonny Liew.

The book is called, “The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye”, and it was just recently published by Pantheon.

Please be sure to listen to the review in this embedded podcast, down below. Or, you can read the online version by clicking RIGHT HERE! (Thanks NPR!!)

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