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!



STRAND Bookstore VIDEO: Chip Kidd & Patrick McDonnell Discuss Charles M. Schulz and the Art of #Peanuts

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  • November 11, 2015



Join us for a special evening celebrating the life and beloved work of Charles Schulz through “Only What’s Necessary: Charles M. Schulz and the Art of Peanuts” (Abrams), featuring author and designer Chip Kidd and Patrick McDonnell, creator of the Mutts daily comic strip.



Weekends with Alex Witt (MSNBC) – Chip Kidd Talks About The #PEANUTS Movie & His New Book

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  • November 9, 2015

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Chip Kidd, co-author of “Only What’s Necessary: Charles M. Schulz and the Art of Peanuts (Abrams),” joins Alex Witt on her MSNBC news show, “Weekends with Alex Witt”, to discuss the transition Charlie Brown makes from the comic strip to the big screen in the new “Peanuts” 3-D movie. They also discuss his new book he co-wrote with Geoff Spear, wow!


#BATMAN BLACK AND WHITE: The Sketch Covers Art Show Runs Till Nov. 7th

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  • October 25, 2015


This post is just a friendly quick reminder that the BATMAN BLACK AND WHITE: SKETCH COVERS Art Show is still happening at the Society of Illustrators Art Gallery in New York City and will run until November 7th.

There are way over 80 different artists featured in this event and the variety is amazing! Down below is a video they did of the opening reception and it will give you an idea of the incredible artwork presented there.

For more information please be sure to visit our “Next Appearance” page.

Also, for more details about the gallery, just CLICK HERE!

VIDEO: Frank Quitely – What Do Artists Do All Day? #DCComics #Superman

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  • July 31, 2015


In the UK, on the BBC channel, they have a TV Program called, “What Do Artists Do All Day?”. Each episode features a day in the life of a working Artist and the variety of fields covered is pretty interesting. I mean, they feature many people in both the “Fine Art” world and the more commercial “Graphic Artists” world.

In this episode (down below) we get to meet the UK Comic Book Artist, Frank Quitely. He is best known in the United States for having worked on “All-Star Superman” with Writer Grant Morrison that were published by DC Comics. (We would also like to mention that the Designer Chip Kidd created the special “Superman” comic book logo for this series of book covers). Enjoy & please remember to share on your favorite social media ;)

TED TALKS: The Art of First Impressions in Design and Life by Chip Kidd

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  • June 25, 2015


The Book Designer, Chip Kidd, knows all too well how often we judge things by first appearances. In this new, fast-paced, TEDTALKS WITH CHIP KIDD he explains the two techniques designers use to communicate instantly – clarity and mystery – and when, why and how they work.

He also celebrates beautiful, useful pieces of design, skewers less successful work, and shares the thinking behind some of his own iconic book covers.

TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world’s leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design — plus science, business, global issues, the arts and much more.

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JURASSIC WORLD – Official Movie Trailer Video (Global Version)

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  • April 22, 2015

Steven Spielberg returns to executive produce the long-awaited next installment of his groundbreaking Jurassic Park series, Jurassic World. Colin Trevorrow directs the epic action-adventure based on the novel “Jurassic Park” by Michael Crichton. Frank Marshall and Patrick Crowley join the team as producers. We should mention that the JP logo was created by the Graphic Designer, Chip Kidd.

Jurassic World will be released in 3D by Universal Pictures on June 12, 2015.

J. D. McClatchy Reads From Plundered Hearts: New and Selected Poems (Knopf)

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  • April 2, 2015



J.D. McClatchy is the author of eight collections of poetry including his latest book, Plundered Hearts: New and Selected Poems (Knopf, with a Book Jacket design by Chip Kidd). He has edited numerous other books, including The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Poetry, and has written a number of opera libretti that have been performed at the Metropolitan Opera and elsewhere. McClatchy teaches at Yale University and is editor of the Yale Review.

In this video we get a sample from Plundered Hearts: New and Selected Poems (Knopf) performed by J. D. McClatchy at the HAMMER MUSEUM on February 26th, 2015.



VIDEO – Neil Gaiman on Terry Pratchett and writing, in conversation with Michael Chabon

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  • March 18, 2015


An extraordinary evening of storytelling, readings, and memories of Sir Terry Pratchett on the eve of his passing with Neil Gaiman and Michael Chabon. The event took place at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco on March 12th, 2015.


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