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!

 

Chip Kidd Book Cover Graphic Design Gallery Updated

 

OK, If this post is meant to be sort of a shameless promo, then why do I feel shame? I’m not, I’m just kidding. Hey, this is actually great news!

The BOOK COVER GALLERY here at CHIPKIDD.COM has been updated today with many new book cover designs!!

They have been added to GALLERY PAGE THREE which you can visit by clicking right HERE!

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Press Release, Jan. 27th, 2014

The website, CHIPKIDD.COM, is proud to announce that the BOOK COVER GALLERY for this site has extended to three pages. Yes, to celebrate the year 2014 we have happily added “PAGE THREE“! The Gallery keeps growing and in the near future we anticipate a number around 300 for design examples… OK, maybe 3000!

You might also check out Pages ONE and TWO because they each have 120 examples of book cover designs. We’re just beginning to add more to Page #3 and it will grow as well, so stay tuned.

To get there, just CLICK HERE!

Here is a short, but very informative, video-taped excerpt from a recent lecture given by designer Chip Kidd on “THE PROCESS” of Graphic Design. As an example Chip shared the design process for the creation of a “book cover job” for an Augustus Burroughs book titled, “You Better Not Cry”. The short version of this story, it turns into a nightmare quickly.

Elmore Leonard GET SHORTY Book Covers

Here’s a quick post to share a wonderful story that the website OMNIVORACIOUS posted on their website today. It features Veteran editor and publisher Carole Baron, now at Knopf, sharing her memories of the author Elmore Leonard. They were friends for many years. To read the story just CLICK HERE.

J D Salinger Catcher In The Rye Book Documentary Film Movie

Hey Book Lovers! The first trailer for the forthcoming documentary movie “Salinger,” about the life of the famous recluse author, J. D. Salinger, has finally surfaced and it looks extremely interesting! Created by the Weinstein Company, the movie features John Cusack, Tom Wolfe and Martin Sheen among others talking about the classic American novel, The Catcher in the Rye, and its creator. (watch down below). This new movie looks like it’s gonna be GREAT! No release date has been set yet, as this film is still in post-production, but stay tuned to CHIPKIDD.COM because as soon as we know we’ll pass along the info. Now, go watch the video!

 

New Book Covers Jacket Cover Designs Designed by Chip Kidd Designer

Hey, if you’re reading this post and visiting this website then there’s a pretty good chance that you either love reading books or enjoy Graphic Design. Well, we’re happy to announce that we have recently posted a ton of brand-new photos of work done by the Designer, Chip Kidd. Of course all the new stuff is mostly all book covers but they’re fun to see. So, please visit our GALLERY PAGE by clicking RIGHT HERE, or you can always just click the “Gallery” TAB Button up above, just below the header. Enjoy.

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Neil Gaiman The Ocean at the End of the Lane Deluxe Signed Edition Autographed Copy

Here’s a quick post to share some special book publishing news. For an extremely limited time, Neil Gaiman’s latest novel, “The Ocean at The End of The Lane” will be available on July 30th as a Deluxe Signed Edition. There will only be 2,000 copies printed of this limited, numbered edition. You can pre-order a copy using the link down below and we suggest you order early because this book is almost guaranteed to sell out.

This highly collectible deluxe hardcover, designed and illustrated in full-color by Dave McKean, features a four-color pre-printed case, a die-cut silk-bound slipcase, gorgeous endpapers, and text printed on heavy-stock matte paper.

Awesome People Reading Books Gregory Peck

Sort of by crazy random accident the other day I came across a very interesting Tumblr page that is kinda fun and just a complete guilty pleasure to view. It’s called AWESOME PEOPLE READING. It’s mostly just photos of famous people reading books and magazines. I know, sort of weird huh? But it’s actually kind of a nice break from all the other information on the Internet. Check it out for yourself and you’ll see, just CLICK HERE.

 

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