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New Chip Kidd #BATMAN Project To Be Revealed In The Next Issue of #CBLDF DEFENDER Magazine!

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  • July 2, 2017

This is just a quick tease to let all the extremely serious BATMAN Fans out there know that in the Fall 2017 issue of the CBLDF DEFENDER Magazine the Designer Chip Kidd will be sharing news about his next big “Batman-related” project he is working on! This issue hits newsstands in September and you can always view the magazine for FREE online at this LINK. Stay tuned for more info.

 

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Rizzoli Set to Publish CHIP KIDD BOOK TWO: WORK 2007-2017 This Fall!

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  • January 27, 2017

 

 

This is just a quick teaser-announcement about a brand-new book on the Book Cover Design Work by Designer Chip Kidd. Later this year, in the fall, Rizzoli has plans to unleash Chip Kidd Book Two: Work 2007-2017, with introductions by Haruki Murakami, Neil Gaiman and Orhan Pamuk!  

You can see the front and back book cover designs up above and then for people unfamiliar with why this is “Book Two” here is an example of what the first book in the series, “Chip Kidd Book One: Work 1986-2006” looks like:

 

Please stay tuned to this website for more information as the book gets ready to appear in bookstores… we’re super excited!

 

 

 

Book Designer Chip Kidd Discusses Designing Haruki Murakami’s Absolutely on Music

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  • January 16, 2017

 

Chip Kidd recently did a quick interview with Susanna Baird for SPINE Magazine. You can tell she really had an interest in the subject because her questions were very insightful and thought provoking.  The main focus was Haruki Murakami’s latest book titled, “Absolutely on Music: Conversations with Seiji Ozawa” (Knopf). The cover, and the book itself, were designed by Chip Kidd (cover shown up above).

Then, they sort of delve into Chip’s career and new projects coming out soon like Gengoroh Tagame’s new graphic novel, My Brother’s Husband (Pantheon); Batman: Black and White sketch covers book to benefit the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund; and in the fall, Chip Kidd Book Two: 2007-2017  (Rizzoli, with introductions by Haruki Murakami, Neil Gaiman and Orhan Pamuk).

Here’s a LINK, check it out! Thanks Susanna and SPINE MAGAZINE!

 

 

 

Video Book Review: What is Obscenity? by Rokudenashiko

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  • January 16, 2017

 

Here’s a quick post to share a nice video of a book review done by a YouTuber named chekherjoy for Rokudenashiko’s book, “What is Obscenity?: The Story of a Good For Nothing Artist and her Pussy ” (Koyama Press). The book was edited by Graham Kolbeins, translated by Anne Ishii and the book cover was designed by Chip Kidd.

 

 

 

 

Writers or Authors: Win a Book Cover Design by Chip Kidd!

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  • January 12, 2017

 

This year Chip Kidd is teaming-up again with Penn State University to support their Breast Cancer Research Program that they call PINK ZONE. As a way to raise funds for this wonderful organization Chip has agreed to design a book cover for the lucky person who wins the contest over at the CHARITY BUZZ website.

Just click the link to add your bid, or you can DONATE any amount directly to PINK ZONE by clicking here… Thanks!

 

 

 

MAIRA KALMAN Has Been Chosen to Create the 2017 National Poetry Month Poster!

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  • January 12, 2017

 

The Academy of American Poets is pleased to announce that Boston Globe–Horn Book Award-winning illustrator MAIRA KALMAN designed the official celebratory poster for National Poetry Month, April 2017. Each year the organization distributes a poster free-of-charge to over 100,000 schools, libraries, and bookstores nationwide for their April celebrations.

Known to draw from her own life story and all of its absurdities, Kalman was selected by renowned graphic designer Chip Kidd on behalf of the Academy of American Poets.

“Maira Kalman is the perfect choice to create the National Poetry Month poster,” said Chip Kidd. “She is the John Ashbery of painted illustration, whimsical and haunting, but with more dogs and pastry. Which is always a good thing.”

National Poetry Month, created and organized by the Academy of American Poets, is the largest literary celebration in the world with millions of people celebrating poetry in their communities each April.

 

The Academy of American Poets provides special lesson plans for teachers during the month, promotes local events, and distributes the official National Poetry Month poster through partnerships with the American Booksellers Association, the American Library Association, and the National Council of Teachers of English. The poster is also available for free upon request on the organization’s website, Poets.org.

 

 

 

BLACK HOOK Interviews Designer CHIP KIDD

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  • January 12, 2017

 

The Art Director and Graphic Designer Chip Kidd recently sat down with the reporters over at the BLACK HOOK Japanese Culture Blog to discuss some of his current design work. Since the website comes from Japan their main focus was what is it like to work the Japanese Author, Haruki Murakami (The Strange Library & Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki And His Years of Pilgrimage) and Manga Artist, Gengoroh Tagame (The Passion of Gengoroh Tagame).

They also discuss Chip Kidd’s “Batman Book” on the Art of Jiro Kuwata titled, Bat-Manga: The Secret History of Batman in Japan. Plus, Chip also gets an opportunity to mention some future book projects in the works.

Black Hook did an amazing job with this interview and YOU can read it right now by clicking HERE!

 

 

 

CREATIVE BLOQ: 10 Famous Designers’ Portfolios and What You Can Learn From Them #ChipKidd

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  • December 28, 2016

 

Over at the CREATIVE BLOQ website they recently shared a post titled  “10 Famous Designers’ Portfolios and What You Can Learn From Them” and the really cool thing is that Chip Kidd made the list! I mean, seriously, it’s a great honor because the list of names also includes: Susan Kare, Peter Saville, April Greiman,  Kate Moross, James Victore,  Debbie Millman, Stanley Donwood, Jon Burgerman, and Jessica Hische!

Oh yeah, and they shared an awesome screenshot of our website (shown up above), thanks Dudes!

 

 

 

GQ INDIA Magazine Adds Chip Kidd’s GO Book to 2016 TEN BEST BOOKS ON DESIGN List!

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  • December 28, 2016

 

Hey, here’s some pretty cool “Chip Kidd” news! The GQ INDIA Magazine website recently added Chip’s book, “GO: A Kidd’s Guide to Graphic Design” (Workman) to their official list of the “TEN BEST BOOKS ON DESIGN of 2016”. Oh man, that is SO freakin’ awesome! Thanks GQ!!

 

 

 

 

 

QUOTE ADDICTS Showcases the Graphic Designer CHIP KIDD

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  • December 28, 2016

 

 

A friend emailed me the other day saying that the official QUOTE ADDICTS website was going crazy with memes themed around the “idea of wise words about graphic design”. One of the designers who made the list was Chip Kidd.  So, I thought I’d post a few of them here for fun. Their site has many more so please be sure to check them out sometime. OK, HERE WE GO!

 

 

 

 

 

TOKYO TOY GUY 2 Movie Clip – Chip Kidd Visits Rare #Batman Toy Shop in Japan!

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  • November 3, 2016

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If you’re a serious Batman Fan, or just love the character, then you totally have to check out this preview clip from the new TOKYO TOY GUY 2 Movie! This is a fun documentary series all about extremely RARE Japanese BATMAN TOY Collectors from all over the world.

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In this clip from TOKYO TOY GUY 2 we get to see Chip Kidd’s secret visit to Nakano Broadway where he was able to find some of the rarest vintage Japanese Batman toys from the 1960’s. Warning: The beauty of these toys will make you cry.

Both movies of this documentary series is available for purchase or rental at Vimeo on Demand:

TOKYO TOY GUY 1

TOKYO TOY GUY 2

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Dumb Questions For Smart Designers – Chip Kidd

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  • November 3, 2016

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The Dumb Questions For Smart Designers website finally got ahold of Chip Kidd and, like their name says, they asked him some really stupid questions.

Ha Ha, actually it was a lot of fun and most of the questions were kind of clever. You can read that INTERVIEW right here!

 


 

 

TOKYO TOY GUY 2 #BATMAN Vintage Toy Collector Movie Opens in Abu Dhabi!

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  • October 25, 2016

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It’s official! The TOKYO TOY GUY 2 Movie, Special Edition, will be screened in Abu Dhabi on Oct 28th! For the people unfamiliar with this line of movies it’s a very serious series of documentary films covering the joy of collecting Vintage Batman Toys with an emphasis on the toys made in the country of Japan in the 1960’s.

TOKYO TOY GUY 2 features an in-depth interview about Chip Kidd’s visit to Nakano Broadway where Chip Kidd and the Director, Yuji Ueda, got to see an amazing collection of some extremely-rare and very cool Batman Toys!

Time:  October 28, 2016 at 8:00pm
Venue: Cine Club and Workshop Tent inside Du Arena in Yas Island

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Here’s a nice Teaser Trailer to check out and if you would like to RENT the movie it’s now available online, just CLICK HERE!

Also, for further updates please be sure to visit the Official TOKYO TOY GUY 2 Facebook Page!

 

Tokyo Toy Guy2 / 東京 Tokyo Toy Guy2 from Tokyo Toy Films on Vimeo.

 

 


 

 

#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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Graphic Design Inspirational Quote by CHIP KIDD!

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  • October 21, 2016

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Here’s a quick post to share a “Chip Kidd” Meme we recently came across. It’s meant to be an inspiration to Graphic Design Students, check it out!!

Oh yeah, we’re not sure who the Artist was who illustrated it but the “portrait” is pretty damn good, ha!

 


 


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