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.





THE TWEEKS Interview Betsy Gomez About Banned Books and the #CBLDF

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  • September 7, 2016



At San Diego Comic Con, THE TWEEKS spoke with Editorial Director, Betsy Gomez from the COMIC BOOK LEGAL DEFENSE FUND about why people try to ban books and had her show us some of their resources available to help those who find their reading rights are being taken away. So, Please be sure to check out the video down below!

Also, For More Information Be Sure to Visit the CBLDF Today!





Why I Love BATMAN: DEATH BY DESIGN, a Graphic Novel by Chip Kidd and Dave Taylor

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  • September 1, 2016


The other night I fell down the YouTube Rabbit Hole. Yes, we have all been trapped there at one time or another. But my reward was that I discovered this fun “Book Review” video on Chip Kidd and Dave Taylor’s BATMAN: DEATH BY DESIGN Graphic Novel (DC Comics). The book has been out for awhile and it’s extremely cool that it still gets some really good attention. Yeah, we love that!

This guy shares a lot of interesting information about the book and it’s worth checking out!




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!!




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.





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.



New Colors, New Stories: Graphic Designer Chip Kidd on Pantone’s 112 New Graphics Colors

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  • March 10, 2016



Anyone with an interest in Graphic Design knows all about the PANTONE™ Coloring System. They are the industry standard for COLOR relating to print. For those unfamiliar with Pantone we have included a video at the very bottom of this post that gives a brief history.

But, back to the main issue. This year the Pantone company made a major announcement that they will be adding 112 new colors to their color palette. To introduce these new colors they created three promo videos which feature stories on some well known Graphic Designers who all explain what “color means to them”. Chip Kidd was among the list:



That was a fun video, right? Now check this out. Pantone sells their product in 3 new formats:

The first one is what they call COLOR CHIPS. This is a book with small color chips they can be torn-out to add along to your design work. They help Printers make sure every color is exact.

The next format is their standard FORMULA GUIDE. This is a fan-like color palette which expands to show different color chips. It’s a solid unit.

Then, there’s a thing that’s kinda new called COLOR BRIDGE. This is the standard Formula Guide with another guide that shows what these colors will look like when displayed on the web. This is a very important resource for Web Designers.

For more information on all the amazing new colors, and PANTONE Products in general, please be sure to visit their official WEBSITE.





Sonny Liew’s THE ART OF CHARLIE CHAN HOCK CHYE Hits The Shelves! #Pantheon #ChipKidd

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  • March 1, 2016



WOW! We’re pretty excited to report that Sonny Liew’s THE ART OF CHARLIE CHAN HOCK CHYE came out today (March 1, 2016 Pantheon) and it has already hit Amazon’s #1 spot in the “New Release” section of the “Art of Comics & Manga” category!

This book is the much awaited graphic novel about the life and times of the pioneering, but almost forgotten, comics artist named Charlie Chan Hock Chye.

His art career spanned six decades, from Singapore’s struggle for independence and all the way through to its modern incarnation as a cosmopolitan city-state. This book celebrates both the artwork, and there’s a ton of it, and the Artist as well.







To better explain this we have embedded this new BOOK TRAILER Video down below:



  We are also sharing this impromptu interview (in 2 parts) with the Author, Sonny Liew, that happened at the book launch in Kinokuniya Ngee Ann City on May 30th, 2015. Enjoy!






VIDEO: Interview with J. D. McClatchy about the American Poet, James Merrill #Poetry

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  • January 21, 2016

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Please be sure to check out this wonderful video by Langdon Hammer where he interviews J. D.  McClatchy  about the Great American Poet, James Merrill (pictured up above). 






2015 Miami Book Fair Video – Chip Kidd on Only What’s Necessary: Charles M. Schulz and the Art of Peanuts

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  • December 6, 2015


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Oh man, this is SO cool! Please be sure to check out this fresh new video shot at the recent 2015 Miami Book Fair. Chip Kidd was a special guest and in this exclusive interview he discusses his brand-new book, “Only What’s Necessary: Charles M. Schulz and the Art of Peanuts”(Abrams).  The discussion was lead by PBS NewsHour’s Jeffery Brown and he had some really great insight into 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!



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!

© 2016 Chip Kidd

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