December 5th, 2013
This is so cool! Karyn Tufarolo, over at the SERKADIS “Under The Radar” Blog, just released an amazing Book Review for Chip Kidd’s latest book, “GO! A Kidd’s Guide To Graphic Design” (Workman Publishing). Besides being very informative about the new book she also includes a quick history of Chip Kidd’s career.
It’s pretty neat, please CLICK HERE to check it out! (Thanks Karyn)
November 29th, 2013
THE BOOK COVER CHALLENGE COMPETITION ///
Calling all budding Artists, Illustrators, Graphic Designers and Kids. This competition is for you!
WIN one of three copies of Go: A Kidd's Guide to Graphic Design, signed by the author Chip Kidd!
Your CHALLENGE is to redesign the cover of your favorite book.
Reinterpret your visual world and figure out how you think your favorite book should have looked.
SUBMIT entries to firstname.lastname@example.org
Images must be under 5MB, address entries to: "The Book Cover Challenge"
Entrants will get a global showing of their work (Workman US Tumblr), and it will appear on Hardie Grant's Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
WATCH: gothebook.com to see it posted to an international audience!
Winners will receive one of three signed copies of the book.
HURRY! ENTRIES CLOSE: December 5th, 2014 - six more days!
November 18th, 2013
Over at the PSFK website one of their reporters, Plus Aziz, just wrote an excellent piece on the current issue of Vintage Magazine. The article also includes an interview with Vintage Magazine's editor & founder, Ivy Baer Sherman. They discuss the invention of the publication and also talk about the fact that the current issue has a cover designed by Chip Kidd, which is in stores now.
You can read the article if you CLICK HERE!
November 18th, 2013
Here’s a quick post to share this fun & informative INFOGRAPHICS image created by Craig Schaffer of the Reading Eagle Newspaper (Thanks Chris!).
November 16th, 2013
OK, if you have ever been curious about what it’s like to hear a speaking engagement performed by Chip Kidd then you need to go read this very excellent article they just published at the BROWN DAILY HERALD. It was written by a Reporter named Zach Fredericks and he did a good job of making you feel like you attended the actual event. He shares a lot of fun information on a recent lecture Chip Kidd gave to some Brown and Rhode Island School of Design students who piled into the Martinos Auditorium in the Perry and Marty Granoff Center for the Creative Arts.
You can read the article by clicking RIGHT HERE!
Also, if you would like to hire Chip Kidd to speak at YOUR EVENT then just CLICK HERE!
November 16th, 2013
Over at the Reading Eagle “Business Weekly” section a Reporter named Erin Negley just wrote a very in-depth article about Chip Kidd’s career that coincided with an exhibit at Alvernia University. The article also includes many interesting photos, links, and an impromptu interview. In other words, Erin did a really great job on it. So, please give it a quick read, just CLICK HERE!
November 12th, 2013
OK, This is a post that is sort of hard to describe, but please follow me here. Besides doing a ton of book cover designs for Random House, Knopf, and other publishers, Chip Kidd stays pretty busy traveling all over the world to do lectures, book signings, and other speaking engagements. In fact, if YOU would like to hire him to come to your town you can do so by visiting the Random House SPEAKER’S BUREAU website, just CLICK HERE.
Anyway, this post shares an article written over at the TRANSMISSION website. This is a site for a design firm in Australia and they also share personal events in their lives inside a blogging area of their site. What we would love to mention is they did sort of a review on one of Chip’s Book Signing Lectures. Yes, a review on a speaker event! It’s blatantly honest and extremely well-written. So, thank you TRANSMISSION!
We would also like to mention that if you are ever wondering where Chip Kidd might show-up next you can always visit the NEXT APPEARANCE page of our website. The TAB for that page is always up above, just below the header.
To read the Transmission article, please CLICK HERE!
October 31st, 2013
This post is in response to an interview Chip Kidd recently had with Debbie Millman over at the DESIGN MATTERS Podcast. This video shows a skit that was done on Saturday Night Live (SNL) last year and it was brought up in the discussion. If you missed this interview you can check it out by clicking RIGHT HERE. It’s really great so please go give it listen!
Here’s some comic book publishing news that is way too cool NOT to mention. It looks like the Graphic Novel Book, BATMAN: DEATH BY DESIGN (DC Comics) has been translated into a “Foreign” German-Language version for the Germany book market. The only main difference I can see is that the title has been changed to “Bauwerke des Todes” which, when translated into English, means “Structures of Death” …cool!!
October 18th, 2013
Check out this exclusive DESIGN INDABA interview with Chip Kidd at the 2013 AGI Open in London. There, Chip spoke about designing novel covers and the comic book side of his work. He also mentions his love of Batman… a lot.