Chip Kidd Book Cover Designer Interview

This post is a quick shout out to REAL TALK Publishing to thank them for writing a wonderful article on Chip Kidd. It’s actually a 3-part interview and they now have all three sections posted for your reading pleasure, ha ha! OK, all kidding aside, it’s a very well thought-out piece with a ton of clever questions. It was a jot to do. You can read PART ONE by clicking right HERE!

 

Here’s a wonderful video posted on YouTube of the Graphic Designer and Author, Chip Kidd, as he describes the process of designing a sinister book cover for a collection of Christmas essays during a talk at MacEwan University on January 22, 2014. (Thanks to everybody at MacEwan!)

 

Literary Omnivore NEIL GAIMAN Make Good Art Speech Book by Chip Kidd

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!

WINK Book Review Chip Kidd Works One

Lately, there has been a lot of hype about Chip Kidd’s new book, “GO! A Kidd’s Guide To Graphic Design” (Workman Publishing). It’s been pretty exciting and we’re always happy to share that information. But, here’s some fun different news to share!

The WINK website, a great place where they do cool “paper book” reviews, decided to review an older Chip Kidd book titled, “Chip Kidd: Work 1986-2006, Book One”. Wow!It’s really great and also has some seriously awesome photos of the book to share.

CLICK HERE to check that out!

This post is an ongoing event where we share news about the SKILLSHARE class being taught by Designer Chip Kidd. Yes, Chip is teaching a class on book cover design online that YOU can join anytime. For more information on how you can enroll, just CLICK HERE!

In this lesson from Chip Kidd’s Skillshare class, “Introduction to Book Cover Design: Making Stories Visual,” learn about the use of homage in cover design history.

2014 Virginia Festival of the Book Chip Kidd GO

Saturday, March 22nd, 2014 at 4:00 PM

Chip Kidd, book and graphic designer for Alfred A. Knopf,talks about his own book, “Go: A Kidd’s Guide to Graphic Design” (Workman Books), and his long career in book cover design. This event is suited for readers and artists of all ages interested in book design.

Sponsored by Harris Teeter and VFH Center for the Book.

Location:
Omni Hotel
Room: Monroe
212 Ridge McIntire Road
Charlottesville, VA 22903

(434) 971-5500

For ticket and event information, please CLICK HERE!

 

GO! A Kidd's Guide To Graphic Design by Chip Kidd Book Review

Right here, right now, we want to mention one of our favorite websites called NON-FICTION MONDAY. If you have never visited that site it’s a lot of fun. One of the jobs they do very well there is to help keep people up to date on brand-new non-fiction books for children and teens. So, we’re totally honored that, today, they posted a wonderful book review for Chip Kidd’s latest book, GO! A Kidd’s Guide To Graphic Design (Workman Publishing).

The reviewer is also a Teacher/Librarian and she mentioned the possibility of creating a year-long curriculum centered around design principles and using Chip Kidd's book as the textbook for one of her MS art classes. WOW!

To read the review please CLICK HERE!

Alfred A. Knopf Book Publisher Photo

Here’s a quick post that was created just so we can share this totally awesome vintage 1920′s photograph we stumbled across online that shows the Publisher, Alfred A. Knopf, and his wife, Blanche.

Chip Kidd GO A Kidd's Guide To Graphic Design Book Review

We wanna thank Ollie Ottoman over at the GROUND CONTROL website for writing a completely wonderful review for Chip Kidd ‘s latest book, GO! A Kidd’s Guide To Graphic Design (Workman Publishing). It’s kinda short, but very well thought out and he even linked to this website… AWESOME!

So, readers of this site, please go give it a quick read ( it’s fun) CLICK HERE!

Tokyo Toy Guy Batman Toys Movie Poster

Here is another video clip from the extremely amazing TOKYO TOY GUY Movie that was done by our good friend Yuji Ueda, who lives in Dubai. For the documentary film he made, Yuji went all over the world to meet some of the most serious BATMAN Toy Collectors and in this clip we get to see when he went to New York City to visit CHIP KIDD.

The video shows some extremely Rare BATMAN Toys, Collectibles, and Original Comic Book Artwork. Speaking about the art, we get a chance to see some of the Japanese BATMAN Manga art that was drawn by Jiro Kuwata. Most of it never seen before and still unpublished. This was the inspiration for Chip Kidd’s book, “Bat-Manga!: The Secret History of Batman in Japan” (Pantheon 2008).