BEYOND TELLERRAND Video: Chip Kidd’s Lecture, ! Or ?

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  • November 24, 2015



The Book Designer Chip Kidd was recently honored with being a guest at the 2015 BEYOND TELLERRAND Conference that is held every year in Germany. The thing that’s pretty cool about this event is they document it with really great video coverage. Here is Chip Kidd’s speech he did and, surprisingly, everything went very well, ha ha!

The main focus was the question, “When should design be clear, and when should it be mysterious?” Chip also talks about the future of Graphic Design, mostly his career related to “Book Cover” design, and he also tries to figure out why the Huffingtom Post has called him, “The Meryl Streep of Book Design”… it’s crazy!



#WTF Podcast: Marc Maron Interviews Graphic Designer Aaron Draplin

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  • November 11, 2015

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It’s likely that Aaron Draplin has more passion about graphic design than you have about anything. In a recent WTF Podcast interview (episode 649) Marc Maron visits Aaron at the seat of the empire he created in Portland and finds out how a skater kid from the Midwest worked his way up through Snowboarder Magazine to build his own independent graphic design business from scratch and how he become the go-to guy for some of the country’s most prominent brands.

Here is the complete interview down below and we want to warn everyone that the content contains adult language and might not be safe for work, enjoy:



OK, this is totally unrelated to the WTF event but, once upon a time, Aaron Draplin met Chip Kidd, ha!




HERALD SCOTLAND Newspaper Interviews CHIP KIDD About New #PEANUTS Book

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  • November 11, 2015




In a recent article in their “Arts and Entertainment” section the HERALD SCOTLAND Newspaper interviewed Designer & Author Chip Kidd about his latest book, “ONLY WHAT’S NECESSARY: Charles M. Schulz and the Art of the Peanuts” (Abrams), which is in stores now.

They discuss Chip Kidd having total access to the Charles M. Schulz Museum Archives and the task of how to properly handle so much incredible reference material, the design process, and honoring the legacy of  Mr. Schulz as an Artist. They also briefly talk about the new 3D PEANUTS movie that just hit theaters.

The article is really wonderful and you can read it by clicking RIGHT HERE!


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The Telegraph Book Review – ONLY WHAT’S NECESSARY: Charles M. Schulz and the Art of the #Peanuts

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  • October 23, 2015



We’re really excited to see that Chip Kidd’s latest book, ONLY WHAT’S NECESSARY: Charles M. Schulz and the Art of the Peanuts (Abrams), is getting some serious international attention! Yes, the TELEGRAPH UK Newspaper Website has written a wonderful book review and we want to invite everyone to go check it out!!

Here’s a LINK to give it a quick read & please be sure to share it on your favorite social media!




The Sunday Guardian (Sri Lanka) Showcases Book Designer Chip Kidd

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  • July 12, 2015


Here’s some fun news to report. An article about Chip Kidd was recently featured in the Artsbeat section of THE SUNDAY GUARDIAN. Now, the thing that makes it so unique is that this newspaper is located in Sri Lanka! Yes, that is the country of India, WOW! (So very cool! I mean, how fun is that?!) It was written by Aditya Mani Jha. It’s very insightful and they have some nice graphics too.  Thanks guys.

So, GO check it out sometime, just CLICK HERE!




Digital Telepathy Interview with CHIP KIDD – Go Ahead and JUDGE THIS!

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  • July 12, 2015



Over at the always amazing DIGITAL TELEPATHY website Brent Summers conducted an interview with Penguin Random House book designer Chip Kidd about rising to the occasion, hard work and making a great impression—every time. This was in connection to the release of Chip’s latest book, “JUDGE THIS.” (Simon & Schuster).

“JUDGE THIS” is a part of the TED BOOK series and is based on a TED TALKS video shown down below. We wanna thank Brent Summers for a great interview. It was a lot of fun to do and very well-written. Oh yeah, before we forget, here’s a LINK to read the article, ha! Go check it out!




CHIP KIDD Famous Quote 8-BIT PIXEL ART by Argentina Artist #KAERU

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  • May 12, 2015



Here’s a quick post to share this AWESOME “Chip Kidd Quote” 8-BIT PIXEL ART created by a Graphic Designer and Post-Modern Pop Artist in Argentina named KAERU! It’s loosely based on Chip’s famous quote, shown down below.

Also, to check out more of Kaeru’s hilarious and though provoking artwork please CLICK HERE!




Boing Boing / WINK Book Review – Haruki Murakami’s “The Strange Library”

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  • March 26, 2015


Here’s some book news we’re pretty excited about! Over at the WINK! Book Lover Blog, they do super-excellent book reviews, a new book designed by Chip Kidd was recently reviewed. We’re talking about Haruki Murakami’s latest book, The Strange Library (Knopf).

Now, there are three really cool things about this review:
1. They talk about Haruki Murakami’s writing style and the complex story line.

2. They mention Chip Kidd as the Graphic Designer of the book, and…

3. The book review got syndicated on the BOING BOING website and traffic for this article has gone totally nuts!

So, thank you, thank you, thank you to Wink! and Boing Boing! You guys ROCK!!


Penn State Library Special Collections Showcases the Chip Kidd Archives

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  • January 31, 2015



We’re so excited about the recent “Chip Kidd news” shared by Christine Tenny, a Staff Writer over at THE DAILY COLLEGIAN, that we have to give a quick shout-out! Thank you Christine! This independent newspaper is published by students at Penn State University and we could not be any more happier about them posting their story.

Now, you’re probably thinking, “Hey, what is this about?” Well, Penn State University is the school that Chip Kidd graduated from and he donated a ton of his source material from his long career as a Graphic Designer. It is housed in the “Special Collections” section of the library and anyone, who is a Student, can enjoy it.

The collection includes work from his many book cover designs he has done for Penguin Random House, Knopf, Pantheon, and much more. It even includes the original cover artwork for Michael Crichton’s book, Jurassic Park. Which, also became the official logo for the popular movie franchise. But that is really only the tip of the iceberg. The collection houses a ton of photos, original art, proof sheets, and a lot more reference material than we can mention here.

The article was heavily researched and very well written. So, please check it out, just CLICK HERE!



MIAMI HERALD Book Review: Haruki Murakami’s ‘The Strange Library’

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  • January 31, 2015




Kit Reed, one of the fine reporters over at the MIAMI HERALD Newspaper Blog, recently wrote a really great book review for Haruki Murakami’s latest book titled, “The Strange Library” (Knopf).

OK, not to brag or anything, but we’re really happy about this review because they do mention that Chip Kidd designed it (both the cover and inside contents) and that almost never happens! Plus, Kit Reed did a super-excellent job at covering the ideas behind Murakami’s story concept.

Please be sure to check it out by clicking right HERE!



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