August 23rd, 2013
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.
August 3rd, 2013
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!
July 10th, 2013
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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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.
June 30th, 2013
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.
One of the functions of this website is to showcase the work of Book Cover Designer Chip Kidd. So, we created a GALLERY PAGE to do just that. If you go there (just click the “Gallery” TAB Button up above), then you need to scroll down because all the new ones we recently posted are on Page Two. Just click the “Next Page” button at the bottom of Page One. Am I making this all to confusing? Sorry, ha ha!
HEY! This is More Easy To Do, Just Please CLICK HERE!
June 8th, 2013
Over at the TED Radio Hour Podcast (NPR Radio) they recently interviewed Designer Chip Kidd on “How Do Book Covers Create Their Own Stories”. It’s mostly a recap of his TED Speech, which has been pretty popular, but they also talk about the importance of Graphic Design in the service of selling books and supporting the Author’s ideas. We have embedded the podcast down below, right here, for you to enjoy. So, please give that a quick listen.
Also, Chip’s interview was a part of a larger series of interviews with other Designers, Writers and Authors all about writing & overall book design.. The entire program is titled, “Framing The Story”, so to hear the complete episode please visit the Official NPR website, just CLICK HERE!
One more thing, we want to invite anyone who has not seen Chip Kidd’s TED Speech to check it out too. I mean, it is sort of what this interview was based on and if you have never seen it then it will make more sense. And, as always, please feel free to share this post on Facebook, Twitter, or any other social network you might be a member of. Thank you!
May 29th, 2013
Yesterday, as an ongoing part of their series of “Inside Random House” promotional videos, Random House Inc. posted a new feature story titled, “The Art of Cover Design” . Its main focus is about the creation and art direction of Book Jackets… and how they relate to both sales and the book author’s artistic vision.
The video features members of the Random House creative team who are very involved with the design of book covers, listed here in order of appearance:
Marysarah Quinn - Senior VP & Creative Director of Crown Publishing Group
Robbin Schiff - Executive Art Director of Random House Publishing Group
Chip Kidd - Associate Art Director at Knopf & Editor-At-Large of Graphic Novels at Pantheon
Peter Mendelsund - Associate Art Director at Knopf & Art Director at Pantheon
Christopher Brand - Art Director for Crown, Hogarth, and Broadway
This post is a quick shout-out to announce that we have added a ton of new photos of Chip Kidd-Designed Book Covers over in our GALLERY PAGE. Yeah, there were so many that we had to split them up between Page ONE and TWO. There’s a bunch of new James Ellroy, Haruki Murakami, J. D. McClatchy and even a John LeCarre!
So, please be sure to visit them both! The link TAB to the Gallery is always at the top of this page, just below the header. Or, if you’re lazy ( Ha Ha! ), then please just CLICK HERE. You will be glad you did!
(The photo up above is just a small example of the book covers added)
Here’s a quick post to share this fun photo taken by Chip Kidd while he was visiting Japan. At random, he sort of walked into a Japanese Bookstore and discovered that they had a special section just for him! Yes, some Bookstore Employee must be a big fan because he set-up a special display area that features books written by Chip and/or with book covers designed by him… pretty cool huh?! WOW, What an honor!! (We Love Japan!)
Oh hey, if you want to see a huge amount of Book jackets designed by Chip Kidd then please be sure to visit our GALLERY PAGE, just click here.