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

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  • October 25, 2016



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




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


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.



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.








Graphic Design Inspirational Quote by CHIP KIDD!

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  • October 21, 2016



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!



Check Out THE HISTORY OF BATMAN Podcast Interview with Designer CHIP KIDD!

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  • October 15, 2016




This week, THE HISTORY OF BATMAN Podcast interviewed graphic designer and Batman writer Chip Kidd from New York Comic Con!

Londyn and his co-host, Mason Booker, talk with Chip about his journey into becoming a modern book jacket designer, his life-long fandom of BATMAN, and how he became part of the Dark Knight’s celebrated history with his book, “Bat-Manga! The Secret History of Batman in Japan” (Pantheon Books), exploring the lost art of the Batman Manga during the 1960s.

Listen in to this riveting interview as they talk all about Batman and the importance of the character’s visual evolution and design over the last 77 years.

Hear it all right here: Chip Kidd Interviewed by The History of the Batman with Londyn! Presented by Meltdown Comics!










November 30th #ADCC DESIGN NEW YORK – Showcases 6 of the Best NY Graphic Art Studios

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  • October 15, 2016



If you live anywhere near Toronto then you need to attend an event there on November 20th titled, “DESIGN NEW YORK“.

It will be hosted by the Advertising and Design Club of Canada (ADCC). The  main speaker and guest curator will be Paula Scher of Pentagram, and it will display work from six of New York’s most celebrated design studios – each of which will receive its own poster design treatment by Underline (The poster for Chip Kidd is featured down below).  Also, just to clarify, Chip will not be at the event. Basically, they’re just speaking about him.




Wednesday, November 30th, 2016
6:00 to 9:30pm


Berkeley Church
315 Queen Street East
Toronto, Canada


ADCC Members – $10
Non-Members – $20

Three studios they will be discussing have been announced so far: the Office of Paul Sahre, Chip Kidd, and Sagmeister & Walsh.

To buy tickets, and for more Information, just CLICK HERE! 





#BATMAN: BLACK AND WHITE – Custom Comic Book Cover Art by Bill Sienkiewicz!

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  • September 30, 2016



Here’s a quick post to share some amazing artwork done very recently by the amazing comic book artist, Bill Sienkiewicz. Designer Chip Kidd commissioned this special cover on a blank “variant cover” copy of BATMAN: BLACK AND WHITE. The art was inspired by Frank Miller’s Graphic Novel,”The Dark Knight Returns” and it features Batman with his trusty sidekick, Carrie Kelley Robin!




BROOKS BROTHERS is Now Offering a TRUE PREP Limited Edition Book by Lisa Birnbach and Chip Kidd!

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  • September 30, 2016



OK, this is pretty cool! BROOKS BROTHERS is now offering a Special “Limited Edition” Copy of TRUE PREP by Lisa Birnbach and Chip Kidd! You can purchase the book from their official website. For more info, just CLICK HERE!



Oh yeah, just in case you have never heard of this book check out the sales copy:

From Lisa Birnbach, the author of The Official Preppy Handbook, and designer Chip Kidd, comes a whole new take on the prep world. True Prep is a contemporary look at how the old guard of natural-fiber-loving, dog-worshiping, G&T-soaked preppies adapt to the new order of things. Birnbach considers the preppy attitude towards money, schools, wardrobe, work, decorating, scandal, and food and drink. She also looks at weekends, entertaining, sports, weddings, etiquette, the Internet and electronic gadgetry, political correctness, reality TV, and . . . polar fleece. And last but not least: a do-it-yourself eulogy. With more than 200 original illustrations and photographs, True Prep promises to be a whole new, old sensation. Random House Publishing, printed in the USA.





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  • September 30, 2016



It’s always a complete honor to have your book reviewed and we always try to give a shout-out to those who do. This one is for Chip Kidd and Dave Taylor’s BATMAN: DEATH BY DESIGN, published by DC Comics. This book review was just recently posted by Marco Sciarra over at the RED CAPES website in Italy where they cover Comics, Movies, TV Series, Video Games and much much more.




So, please be sure to check it out by clicking HERE and, as always, please share this review on your favorite social media page (Like Facebook or Twitter).  Oh yeah, as a side-note, this review is in Italian but you can very easily use Google Translate. Thanks Marco!






ILLUSTRATION AGE – Think Like A Designer with #ChipKidd

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  • September 21, 2016



OK, Here’s a quick shout-out to Thomas James over at the ILLUSTRATION AGE website for doing a recent story about the online classes being taught by Designer Chip Kidd. He is teaching an online “how to” class over at the SKILLSHARE website titled, THINK LIKE A DESIGNER: MAKING AN ART POSTER. Enrollment is available anytime and the classes just started so please go check it out sometime. Also…

Thanks James!





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  • September 21, 2016



Here’s a nice  item we found in our archives of an interview with Designer Chip Kidd that was done for the NOTEBOOK ON CITIES AND CULTURE Podcast awhile back. It’s a really great conversation about the importance of Art School, Chip’s obsession with the now-infamous Milgram Experiment and, also, his use of an Andres Serrano photo for a brand-new Bible book cover!

They also get pretty serious talking about Chip Kidd’s 2nd novel, The Learners: The Book After The Cheese Monkeys…  Enjoy:





New CHIP KIDD #Skillshare Class Online Now! Think Like a Designer: Making an Art Poster

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  • September 7, 2016


About This Class

Chip Kidd is world-famous for designing some of the most innovative book covers of our time. How do his ideas come to life?

This inspirational 35-minute class takes you on a journey through Chip’s process for designing an art poster, a real project he took on for the Brooklyn Book Festival in Fall 2016. As he explores his assignment, research strategy, and even graphic ideas, you’ll see how the best graphic designers — Chip amongst them — are creative and conceptual problem-solvers.

You’ll learn how to:

  • Plan and research a new creative project
  • Evaluate compelling concepts
  • Execute original ideas independently

Plus, each lesson is filled with lesser-known examples of Chip Kidd’s poster work, as well as comparisons to his popular work in book cover design.

Whether you’re creating your own poster, curious about the principles of good design, or just want to see a master at work, this class will help you “think like a designer,” hone your visual instincts, and harness the power of graphic design!

Want to dive deeper? Be sure to check out Chip Kidd’s first Skillshare class, Introduction to Book Cover Design: Making Stories Visual

Oh yeah, here is the “Introduction Video” for the class:


An Online Skillshare Class by Chip Kidd

Why I Love BATMAN: DEATH BY DESIGN, a Graphic Novel by Chip Kidd and Dave Taylor

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  • September 1, 2016


The other night I fell down the YouTube Rabbit Hole. Yes, we have all been trapped there at one time or another. But my reward was that I discovered this fun “Book Review” video on Chip Kidd and Dave Taylor’s BATMAN: DEATH BY DESIGN Graphic Novel (DC Comics). The book has been out for awhile and it’s extremely cool that it still gets some really good attention. Yeah, we love that!

This guy shares a lot of interesting information about the book and it’s worth checking out!




#CreativeLive Online Class: A BRAND CALLED YOU with Debbie Millman Starts August 31st

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  • August 27, 2016



Next Wednesday, on August 31st to be exact, DEBBIE MILLMAN will be teaching a FREE class for CREATIVE LIVE titled “A Brand Called You” Modeled after the curriculum she teaches for her “Masters in Branding”class at New York City’s School of Visual Arts (SVA).

The day long course will cover “Why no one cares if you are a people person”, “Why busy is a decision”, “How to make cold calls”, “How to ask for what you want”, and “How to write a kick-ass resume”, and (most importantly) “How to ignite the courage go after the job of your dreams!”

Check out this cool promo video!



The first class is free but it does require you to sign-up. We suggest getting on that early so you don’t miss out. Here’s a LINK!

Also, for more information, you can visit her offical website DEBBIEMILLMAN.COM




Chip Kidd’s JUDGE THIS Ted Talks Book Has Been Translated Into Another Foreign Language!

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  • August 27, 2016

Prvý dojem ted book cover chip kidd


Here’s a quick post to share some fun book publishing news that we’re really excited about! Chip Kidd’s “JUDGE THIS” Ted Talks Book (TED BOOKS) has now been translated into another language, Slovak. This book is intended for sale in the Czech and Slovenian book markets. “Prvý dojem”, translated back into English, roughly means “First Impression”.  Oh man, this is so cool!!

So far this book has been translated into Italian, Greek, and Russian!

Here is the American English version:




Check Out This Funny CHIP KIDD: GRAPHIC DESIGN Meme, Ha Ha!

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  • August 27, 2016



Here’s a random image I came across lately where someone has taken an inspirational quote from the Designer Chip Kidd and turned it into a meme. Thanks to whoever created it, it’s hilarious!

Plus, everybody else please feel free to share it on your local social media page.




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