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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!

 

 

 

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!

 

 

 

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!!

 

 

 

 

 

The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye Makes the NPR List of Best Graphic Novels of 2016

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  • December 28, 2016

 

Here’s a quick shout out to Pantheon Books and Author Sonny Liew who’s book, The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye, made the NPR “Best Graphic Novels of 2016” List. 

The cover is shown up above and down below is an example of some of the other books that made the list.  WOW, what an honor!! Thank you NPR.

 

 

 

 

 

VIDEO: James Gleick and Maria Popova Analyze TIME TRAVEL: A HISTORY Book

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  • October 25, 2016

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On October 18th, 2016 James Gleick (Author) and Maria Popova appeared at the 92nd Street Y to discuss his new book, TIME TRAVEL: A HISTORY.

The book was published recently by Pantheon and the cover (shown up above) was designed by Peter Mendelsund.

Here is a video of the event and their discussion was really great! So, please be sure to check it out:

 

 


 

 

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

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  • September 30, 2016

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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

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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!

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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.

 


 

 

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

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  • August 27, 2016

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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:

 


 

 

5 Tips to Create an Unusual Book Cover, Chip Kidd Style

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  • August 4, 2016

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Here’s a quick post to share a wonderful article written by Patricia Coroi over at the FLIPSNACK website. Flip Snack shares information about many different aspects of Graphic Design and other creative endeavors. Patricia’s article asks the hypothetical question, “What is the philosophy behind his book covers?”. Then, she goes about creating a list of 5 principles of Chip Kidd’s design process that could be used by any book cover illustrator or designer.

To read the full article, please CLICK HERE!


 

 

CBLDF Podcast Episode 17: CHUCK PALAHNIUK – FIGHT CLUB 2 Graphic Novel

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  • June 23, 2016

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In this episode, the CBLDF Podcast speaks with author Chuck Palahniuk (Fight Club, Fight Club 2, Choke), who has just completed adapting Fight Club 2 as a graphic novel with artist Cameron Stewart.

Topics: Kolchak the Night Stalker, EC Comics, radiation poisoning, and more!

In support of their ongoing education work, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is now part of the audio-sphere! A mix of interviews, discussions about current Free Speech events, convention panels recordings, and archival materials, the CBLDF Podcast will be a monthly event, from our keyboards to your ears. The CBLDF podcast is made possible in part by a donation from the Neil Gaiman Foundation and member support.

Listen here to Radio Free Comix with the CBLDF Podcast!

 

 

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VIDEO – Day at Night: Alfred A Knopf, Book Publisher

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  • June 23, 2016

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Alfred A. Knopf discusses the publishing industry and his friendship with writer John Galsworthy. Topics included are the publisher-public relationship, the quality of books published to the public, and the history of publishing books.

 

 


 

 

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!


 

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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