Here’s some great book publishing news! Over at THE LITERARY OMNIVORE website they recently posted a wonderful book review for Neil Gaiman’s MAKE GOOD ART Speech Book (William Morrow). Now, why are we reporting this at Chip Kidd’s official website? Well, Chip Kidd totally art directed and designed this book. It was written by Neil Gaiman and it was based on an amazing Art School Commencement Speech he gave awhile back.
You can read the review right now, please do, it’s really good! Just CLICK HERE!
March 24th, 2014
Meet Alison Bechdel and Howard Cruse at a special pre-MoCCA reception hosted by Chip Kidd on April 4th, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. This cocktail reception is hosted at Chip's apartment on Manhattan's Upper East Side, where you'll be able to view his incredible collection of original art from the likes of Chris Ware, Alex Ross, Frank Quitely and many others. Bechdel and Cruse are guests of honor at the MoCCA Arts Festival, presented by the Society of Illustrators on the weekend of April 5 and 6. This intimate gathering is limited to only 20 people. Tickets are $100 for CBLDF Members, $150 for non-members. Get your tickets here.
Alison Bechdel is an award-winning cartoonist best known for her long-running comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For. In 2006, Bechdel published Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic, an autobiographical graphic memoir chronicling her childhood and relationship with her closeted bisexual father following his death. Fun Home was a National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist and was named Best Book of 2006 by Time Magazine. A second graphic memoir, Are You My Mother: A Comic Drama, was published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in May 2012.
Howard Cruse first became known in the 1970s with his contributions to underground comix publications. In 1979 he began editing Gay Comix anthology series, featuring work by openly gay and lesbian cartoonists, and in the 1980s went on to create Wendel, a strip about a gay man, his lover Ollie, and a cast of quirky surrounding characters, which appeared regularly in The Advocate. During the 1990s Cruse worked on the award-winning graphic novel Stuck Rubber Baby, published by DC Comics imprint Paradox Press. Since then, Cruse has published numerous titles including Wendel All Together, The Swimmer with a Rope in His Teeth(written by Jeanne E. Shaffer), From Headrack To Claude, Felix's Friends, and more.
March 11th, 2014
Here’s a quick post to share a few wonderful images of the MAD MEN promo poster created by designer Milton Glaser. The show’s final season starts next month on April 13th and to celebrate AMC hired Mr. Glaser to create an iconic image for that era. Wow, it’s amazing!Down below is another example in an ad banner format and then a cool photo of Milton Glaser (pictured on the left side) with an Executive from AMC TV.
January 22nd, 2014
Debbie Millman is the president of the design division at Sterling Brands. She is also President Emeritus of AIGA, a contributing editor to Print Magazine, and chair of the School of Visual Arts’ master’s program in Branding. In 2005, she began hosting the podcast show, DESIGN MATTERS.
In a recent "Design Matters" broadcast, Debbie interviewed Shepard Fairey. He is a designer, illustrator and author of Supply and Demand: The Art of Shepard Fairey and Shepard Fairey: Post No Bills. He created the ultra-iconic Barrack Obama “Hope” Campaign Poster but is mostly known as a graphic designer for his image of “Obey Giant” (pictured in the graphic up above, on the lower far-left side). He’s a street artist, ex-skateboard punker, and a rebel.
Here is their discussion down below, enjoy:
To HEAR MORE talks with innovative thinkers and designers just click here, DESIGN MATTERS.
January 18th, 2014
Marc Kleinhenz, a Writer/Reporter over at the Huffington Post BOOKS BLOG, has been writing a very excellent on-going article series titled “Creating the Bat”. Basically, he interviews many Artists and Writers who have worked on the Batman character over the years. In “Creating the Bat # 9″ he talked with the Comic Book creator Dave Taylor. Dave, as you should know, was the official artist for the Batman graphic Novel, Batman: Death By Design (DC Comics), which was written by Chip Kidd.
Marc threw some very though-provoking questions out at Dave Taylor and his answers are both insightful and clever. Seriously, it’s a great article! So, if you’re a fan of THE BAT-MAN then please check it out, just CLICK HERE!
The call for entries to this year’s 93rd Annual Awards of Art + Craft in Advertising and Design has been extended from January 17th to January 24th, 2014. Hey, this gives YOU plenty of extra time to submit YOUR work.
We would also like to mention that Chip Kidd will be one of the Judges. So, please enter today! For more information, just CLICK HERE!
December 7th, 2013
OK, in all seriousness, we gotta say that we’re totally honored to be included at Kate Gavino’s LAST NIGHT’S READING Tumblr Page. What is this website and what does she do? Kate visits local book lectures and signings located in New York City and then she does a sketch of the Author she saw at the event and she also includes a famous quote she heard from that person. Awhile back, she saw Chip Kidd at a book event held at the McNally Jackson Bookstore. This was for the release of the latest copy of Vintage Magazine. So, this is what she drew… it ROCKS!!
To see more of her wonderful (and very original) artwork, just CLICK HERE!
We’re pleased to announce that KIM DEITCH will be having an exhibit of his original comic book art at the SCOTT EDER GALLERY on December 6th, 2013. The show starts at 6:00pm. The gallery is located in Brooklyn, NY, so if you live close by then you need to check it out. I mean, Kim Deitch is an Underground Comix Legend!
The show will include artwork from his latest graphic novel, “Katherine Whaley”, and will also include previous works including his famous cat, Waldo! In addition to the original art they will also have Silkscreen Prints, T-Shirts, and Signed Books. It’s an event you will not want to miss!
For more information, just CLICK HERE!
Scott Eder Gallery
18 Bridge Street
September 12th, 2013
If you happen to live anywhere near Toronto, Ontario, Canada then, over the next few weeks, you need to swing by a magical place called “The Beguiling Books & Art” Store. Our good friend Seth, cartoonist extraordinaire, is having a major art exhibit with all of the original artwork from the recently released novel: Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish, by David Rakoff (Doubleday Books). It's a gorgeous collection of portraits and incidental works, including the very lovely color painting that Chip Kidd used to design the book’s cover (shown down below).
The artwork will hang through the month of September. We hope you get a chance to see it. For more INFO, Click Here!
The Beguiling Books and Art
601 Markham Street
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Phone: (416) 533-9168
Mon-Tue: 11-7, Wed: 11-9,
Thu: 11-7, Fri: 11-9, Sat: 11-7, Sun: 12-6
September 4th, 2013
The legendary, Eisner Award-winning series BATMAN BLACK AND WHITE returns in a brand-new six-issue miniseries featuring tales of The Dark Knight by some of comics' greatest writers and artists! This first issue kicks off with stories by Chip Kidd and Michael Cho, Neal Adams, Joe Quinones and Maris Wicks, John Arcudi and Sean Murphy, and Howard Mackie and Chris Samnee!
Written by: Chip Kidd, Neal Adams, Joseph A Quinones Jr., Maris Wicks, John Arcudi, Howard Mackie
Art by: Michael Cho, Neal Adams, Joseph A Quinones Jr., Sean Murphy, Chris Samnee
Page Count: 48
U.S. Price: $4.99
Sale Date: Sept. 4th, 2013
The photos up above show the regular comic book cover (the 1st one) and the other special variant covers (The 4th one that is totally blank is specially designed so you can get a sketch done on it by a Comic Book Artist at Comic Book Convention. Also, the one with a “photo cover” showing a Batman: Black and White Statue, it’s the one created by Sean Murphy) . Yes, DC Comics has really gone all the way on this new series!
Then, down below, is an example of some of the interior art. The 1st photo of the inside art gives you an idea of what Chip Kidd’s story is gonna look like (Yes, Chip wrote another Batman story and this one includes Robin too!!). The artwork has a very cool retro vintage-style. Plus, I’m really digging the second one showing “Batman Zombie” by Neal Adams! Actually, ALL the art and writing in this thing is super great! You’re gonna love it!! So, please be sure to pick-up your copy today.