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!)

 

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!

Alison Bechdel Howard Cruse Chip Kidd Mocca Festival 2014

Meet Alison Bechdel and Howard Cruse at a special pre-MoCCA reception hosted by Chip Kidd on April 4th, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. This cocktail reception is hosted at Chip's apartment on Manhattan's Upper East Side, where you'll be able to view his incredible collection of original art from the likes of Chris Ware, Alex Ross, Frank Quitely and many others. Bechdel and Cruse are guests of honor at the MoCCA Arts Festival, presented by the Society of Illustrators on the weekend of April 5 and 6. This intimate gathering is limited to only 20 people. Tickets are $100 for CBLDF Members, $150 for non-members. Get your tickets here.

Alison Bechdel is an award-winning cartoonist best known for her long-running comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For. In 2006, Bechdel published Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic, an autobiographical graphic memoir chronicling her childhood and relationship with her closeted bisexual father following his death. Fun Home was a National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist and was named Best Book of 2006 by Time Magazine. A second graphic memoir, Are You My Mother: A Comic Drama, was published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in May 2012.

Howard Cruse first became known in the 1970s with his contributions to underground comix publications. In 1979 he began editing Gay Comix anthology series, featuring work by openly gay and lesbian cartoonists, and in the 1980s went on to create Wendel, a strip about a gay man, his lover Ollie, and a cast of quirky surrounding characters, which appeared regularly in The Advocate. During the 1990s Cruse worked on the award-winning graphic novel Stuck Rubber Baby, published by DC Comics imprint Paradox Press. Since then, Cruse has published numerous titles including Wendel All Together, The Swimmer with a Rope in His Teeth(written by Jeanne E. Shaffer), From Headrack To Claude, Felix's Friends, and more.

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!

 

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 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!

Chip Kidd Book Cover Design Lecture NYC, NY Feb. 26th

It’s a battle of good vs. evil when actors perform classic and new tales of wickedness and treachery centered around fictional characters we love to hate. With special guest comics book lover and graphic designer Chip Kidd and readings of a thrilling and moving tale by Stephen King, an excerpt from The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon, and a silly superhero send-up by Larry Doyle. With readings by Chip Kidd, Stephen Lang (Avatar), and Aya Cash (The Newsroom, The Wolf of Wall Street).

Wednesday, February 26 at 7:30 pm
Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Symphony Space
$28; Member $24; 30 and Under (with I.D.) $15

TO BUY TICKETS > CLICK HERE!

Chip Kidd ChipKidd.Com Official Tumblr Page

Hey everybody, just a quick shout out!!

CHIPKIDD.COM now has a Tumblr page. It’s just getting started so please be sure to visit and then share some of our stuff. We’re really trying to get the word out about this website and we could use YOUR help! Please share this site anywhere you can. We’re talking places like: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and now Tumblr!

Thank you!!

Visit the ChipKidd.Com Tumblr page >>> CLICK HERE!