Graphic Design

South Korean Version of GO! A Kidd’s Guide To Graphic Design by #ChipKidd

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  • November 24, 2015



In a previous post here at CHIPKIDD.COM we mentioned that Chip’s new book, “GO! A Kidd’s Guide To Graphic Design” (Workman Publishing Company) was gonna be translated into Korean for the book market in South Korea. Well, it has been finished and it’s in stores there now! Also, if YOU would like a copy for yourself then please visit this WEBSITE right here!  

Yes, we can’t read the Korean language either, but it would be a super-fun book to have. They did a great job on the translation and it looks beautiful!


Oh, just in case, here’s the “American-English version” of the book:


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!




TAKE AN ONLINE CLASS WITH CHIP KIDD – Introduction to Book Cover Design: Making Stories Visual

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  • October 20, 2015



Here’s a quick shout out to let everyone know that Chip Kidd is still teaching Graphic Design Classes, online, at SKILLSHARE. The way it’s designed you can pretty much join-in anytime you want. Classes are getting full, so please be sure to enroll now. 

The course is titled, “Introduction to Book Cover Design: Making Stories Visual” and it covers all the aspects of Book Cover Design along with many helpful tips for both new Designers and Authors.

For more information, or to enroll today, just CLICK HERE!


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!




Neil Gaiman & Chip Kidd’s MAKE GOOD ART Speech Book Translated Into Portuguese!

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  • May 21, 2015

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Here’s a quick post to share some super fun book publishing news! Neil Gaiman’s MAKE GOOD ART Speech Book, designed inside and out by the Graphic Designer Chip Kidd, has now been translated into Portuguese for the book market of Brazil! It’s new title is “O Discurso Faça Boa Arte de Neil Gaiman”!

One last note, you can purchase this book by visiting this Brazilian WEBSITE!




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!




#CHIPKIDD Graphic Design Inspiration Meme

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  • March 26, 2015


Surfing through Instagram this morning I came across this fun “Chip Kidd” meme that some Graphic Design Student made as a source of inspiration. We would like to credit the actual Designer of this but it’s all over the place & we could not find out who made it, but… WOW! what an honor!


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!



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