February 23rd, 2014
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!!
January 27th, 2014
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!
To get there, just CLICK HERE!
January 27th, 2014
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.
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!