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CHARITY BUZZ, CHIP KIDD, and PINK ZONE Have Teamed-Up for Breast Cancer Research!!

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  • January 25, 2016

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This is so cool, YOU can help further the cause of Breast Cancer Research!! Yes, CHARITY BUZZ has teamed-up with the Book Designer Chip Kidd to raise money for PINK ZONE AT PENN STATE. This non-profit organization is one of the most hard-working charities out there who are doing everything possible to help those affected with this disease. It’s a great cause and here’s how YOU can join the fight!

OK FIRST, Charity Buzz is having an AUCTION where the winner gets to have Chip Kidd design a book cover for them. So if you’re an Author this is your chance to get a great deal on having an award-winning Design create your cover. All you have to do is BID at their official website. But, you gotta hurry because it ends in about a week from now!! So, please CLICK HERE!

SECOND, Even if you don’t think you want to bid then please share this page on your favorite social media pages. We’re talking Twitter, Facebook, your Blog, ETC… We really want to get the word out there about this wonderful cause. Oh yeah, in advance, thank you!!

If you are not familiar with Chip Kidd’s Book Cover Design Work we have posted a few down below. Also, if you would like to see more then please CLICK HERE for a huge portfolio of examples!

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13th DIMENSION – Interview with CHIP KIDD on the Brilliance of Marshall Rogers’ #BATMAN

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  • January 25, 2016

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If you head on over to the 13th DIMENSION website the Editor Dan Greenfield has just posted Part 3 of his interview with Chip Kidd. In this episode they discuss the complete and total brilliance of  the legendary BATMAN Comic Book Artist Marshall Rogers.  Also, if you’re a fan of this artist’s work then the post there has a lot of delicious eye-candy to enjoy. To check it out, just CLICK HERE!

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WOODSTOCK WRITERS RADIO – Book Podcast Interview with Author CHIP KIDD!

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  • January 25, 2016

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Martha Frankel is a Blogger/Reporter for WOODSTOCK WRITERS RADIO and she recently met up with Chip Kidd at the Miami Book Fair to discuss his new book, Only What’s Necessary: Charles M. Schulz and the Art of Peanuts (Abrams).  The interview is available online as a free podcast and we want to invite everyone to please check it out. She did an amazing job (Thanks Martha!).

To hear the complete broadcast, please CLICK HERE!

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The 13th DIMENSION “Chip Kidd” Interview Continues with the #BATMAN FAMOUS 1ST EDITION

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  • January 21, 2016

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Dan Greenfield, a writer/reporter for the always brilliant 13th DIMENSION website, has been interviewing a ton of Batman-related artists and writers lately and here is a shout-out for an interview he did with the designer and author, Chip Kidd (This is actually “Part 2” in a continuing series).

Anyone who knows Chip knows he is crazy about “Batman”, ha ha, so they get pretty serious about the character. In this segment (link down below) they discuss the BATMAN #1 “Famous 1st Edition” Treasury Comic Book, published many years ago by DC Comics, that reprinted the very 1st issue of Batman.

To read the article please CLICK HERE!

 

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Designer Chip Kidd Spotted at the STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS Movie Premier!

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  • January 16, 2016

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OK, here’s a quick post to share a few fun photos shot by Chip Kidd when he was at the STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS Movie Premier in Hollywood, CA. While there he got to meet many of the Actors from the new film. Here are a few favorites. First, he is spotted with Director J. J. Abrams and then, Anthony Daniels, who you might already know, is the Actor who plays C-3PO!

 

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May The Force Be With You, Always.


NEWSARAMA Interview – CHIP KIDD Revisits CHARLES SCHULZ’s Early #PEANUTS Work & Original Art For New Meaning

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  • December 31, 2015

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Zach Smith, a Guest Contributor over at the NEWSARAMA Comic Book News Website, recently conducted an extensive interview with the Book Designer (and Author) Chip Kidd about his latest book, “Only What’s Necessary: Charles M. Schulz and the Art of Peanuts” (Abrams). They get pretty deep about the creation of this book and the importance of Charles M. Schulz and the wonderful Peanuts characters that he drew for 50 years. Here’s a LINK to check it and please do because Zach asked some pretty good questions.

 

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Boing Boing’s RIYL PODCAST Interviews Designer Chip Kidd on His New ART OF PEANUTS Book

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  • December 31, 2015

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The Always Super-Awesome BOING BOING website has a very fun podcast called RIYL (Recommend If You Like) and they recently talked with Chip Kidd about Graphic Design, Book Covers, His New “Art of Peanuts” Book, and the Future of Books in a Digital World. 

 

 

 


 

HOUSTON CHRONICLE Book Review – Only What’s Necessary: Charles M. Schulz and the Art of #Peanuts

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  • December 31, 2015

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OK, real quick, we want to thank Andrew Dansby over at the HOUSTON CHRONICLE Newspaper for writing such a wonderful book review for Chip Kidd’s latest book, “Only What’s Necessary: Charles M. Schulz and the Art of Peanuts” (Published by Abrams). Now, we had a link to the article all ready to go but today we found out that it’s only available online for a short time and then they make you register on their website to view it later.

So if you follow this LINK, and want to read it, then you’ll have to sign-up real quick and then you can enjoy it. Sorry everybody, we didn’t anticipate this happening but it’s still a great honor to be covered by them so please check it out sometime if you have the time, it’s very well written and they also have some great photographs as well.

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KCRW RADIO – Guest DJ Project with Designer Chip Kidd

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  • December 31, 2015

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Earlier this year Chip Kidd was asked to be a Guest DJ on the KCRW Radio Show.  The basic premise is that you, as a special guest,  pick out 5 songs that you consider to be very important and/or meaningful to your life.  Here are his top picks:

Tracklist:

1. The Partridge Family – “I Think I Love You”
2. New Order – “The Perfect Kiss (Extended Version)”
3. The ‘Letter Aria’ from the opera Emmeline, by Tobias Picker, libretto by J. D. McClatchy
4. Radiohead – “Let Down”
5. Beach House – “Myth”

 

 


 

13th DIMENSION Interviews CHIP KIDD About His Obsession with #Batman Toys!

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  • December 19, 2015

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Dan Greenfield, a Reporter over at the always amazing 13th DIMENSION website, recently interviewed Chip Kidd about his obsession with collecting Batman toys and memorabilia. This “sickness” started at age 2 and has followed him his whole life.

Chip has actually written a few Batman-related books with some of them having a major focus on toy collecting, “Batman Collected” and “Bat-Manga: The Secret History of Batman in Japan”.  He also co-wrote a book on “BATMAN: The Animated Series” with Paul Dini which features a giant assortment of toy photos as well.

 

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Dan and Chip talk extensively about the character and all the fun artifacts that have revolved around the Caped Crusader. The article is also loaded with a lot of wonderful photos that were shot at Chip’s NYC apartment (We didn’t have space to share them all here). Some of these toys are so extremely cool and rare that they will totally make you cry, ha! Please CLICK HERE to check ’em out! Also, thanks Dan for a wonderful interview, well done Sir!

 

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