Graphic Design

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! 





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

VOX Explains Where the COMIC BOOK FONT Came From

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  • September 7, 2016



Comic Books and Graphic Novels have a very long history. So… why does all the writing in comic books look alike? Vox’s Phil Edwards looked into it and found an aesthetic shaped by comics culture, technology, and really cheap paper.





GRAPHIC MEANS Documentary Trailer – The History of Graphic Design

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  • September 1, 2016


There’s a new documentary film coming out later this year that everyone in the “Graphic Design” world is getting really excited about. It’s called “Graphic Means” and it covers the story of the graphic design industry from the 1950’s to the 1990’s. Since the beginning of time everything used to be done by hand… but then the personal computer came along and changed everything!

Here’s the new trailer for the movie, it’s looks so cool, check it out!!




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.




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

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  • August 4, 2016



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!



Dumb Questions for Smart Designers – AR Design Interviews Chip Kidd

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  • July 28, 2016



We just wanted to give a quick shout out and thank you to the guys over at AR DESIGN for their awesome interview with book designer Chip Kidd. It was a lot of fun and they actually asked some very very good questions! Here’s a LINK, go check it out!!






Brooklyn Book Festival and Chip Kidd Debut Official Poster Art #BKBF

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  • July 28, 2016



The Brooklyn Book Festival, #BKBF, New York City’s largest free literary festival, has unveiled two new custom images created by award-winning graphic designer and writer Chip Kidd. From posters to totes to online portals and social media streams, the 2016 Brooklyn Book Festival will introduce branded elements featuring Kidd’s colorful urban design: the image of a young woman reading a book emblazoned with the Brooklyn Bridge.

“A rock star of book design, [Chip Kidd] is the perfect artist to articulate the vibe of New York City’s hip, smart and diverse book festival,” said Carolyn Greer, co-producer and president of BKBF.

“As a fan (and past participant) of the Brooklyn Book Festival, it was an honor to be asked to create the image for its first art poster,” Kidd said. “My thinking was this: just as books are gateways to amazing places, characters and ideas, the Brooklyn Bridge is such a gateway to one of the most vibrant, diverse and enthralling places on Earth. So I decided to combine the two. Having gotten my professional start in Brooklyn 30 years ago, it is thrilling to contribute this way to one of its most extraordinary cultural celebrations.”

BKBF attracts tens of thousands from around the world to experience spirited discussions between emerging and iconic writers and a lively Literary Marketplace. This fall’s week-long festival begins on Sept. 12 with five weeknights of literature themed “Bookend” programs presented all over New York City. BKBF Children’s Day is Saturday, Sept. 17 and will feature theatrical performances, a dueling draw-off, workshops, picture book and young readers stages and a Literary Marketplace just for kids are all part of the day’s celebration of childhood reading.

The flagship 14-stage BKBF takes place Sunday, Sept. 18. On festival day, 300 writers of beloved works of fiction and nonfiction, poetry and graphic novels will participate in panels, readings and other creative performances of their work.

This year, the festival includes Margaret Atwood, with her first graphic novel, as well as Chester Brown, Phoebe Gloeckner, Sarah Glidden, Kyle Baker (in his first return to BKBF since its beginning), Faith Erin Hicks, George O’Connor, Ben Katchor, Marjorie Liu and MariNaomi, among other prominent artists. This makes it all the more fitting that an artist so deeply involved in comics and graphic arts undertake BKBF’s first festival image.



For more information please visit the Official BKBF Website, just CLICK HERE!

Video CHIP KIDD – All’Università Di Verona (Italy)

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  • May 25, 2016

Intervista a Chip Kidd, graphic designer e editore statunitense ospite del master in Editoria dell’università di Verona.

Interview with Chip Kidd , graphic designer and guest editor of the US Masters in the University of Verona Publishing.



SNACK PODCAST – Profile On the Book Cover Designs of Chip Kidd

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  • May 16, 2016



Here’s a podcast episode we knew we had to share an soon as we heard it! Andrei Triburca, over at the SNACK PODCAST, recently posted a link to an amazing podcast profile who’s main focus is on the career of the book designer, Chip Kidd. In episode #17 they discuss the history of book cover design and Chip’s place in it. So, here it is, please listen and enjoy.



BETTER THAN FICTION Podcast Talks About All Things Chip Kidd

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  • May 16, 2016



This post is a quick shout-out for an extremely cool podcast in Oklahoma City called BETTER THAN FICTION. It’s main theme is comic book collecting, nerd culture, movies, and more…. but in episode #116 they totally geeked-out on the Author and Book Designer Chip Kidd. Their main focus was Chip Kidd’s recent book, GO: A Kidd’s Guide To Graphic Design (Workman). But they also discuss many other of Chip’s book cover designs and we could not be more proud of that. Thanks guys!

Here’s a LINK to their website, please check them out sometime. Also, here’s the podcast embedded down below. Please be sure to check out episode #116!!



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