March 11th, 2014
Here is another video clip from the extremely amazing TOKYO TOY GUY Movie that was done by our good friend Yuji Ueda, who lives in Dubai. For the documentary film he made, Yuji went all over the world to meet some of the most serious BATMAN Toy Collectors and in this clip we get to see when he went to New York City to visit CHIP KIDD.
The video shows some extremely Rare BATMAN Toys, Collectibles, and Original Comic Book Artwork. Speaking about the art, we get a chance to see some of the Japanese BATMAN Manga art that was drawn by Jiro Kuwata. Most of it never seen before and still unpublished. This was the inspiration for Chip Kidd’s book, “Bat-Manga!: The Secret History of Batman in Japan” (Pantheon 2008).
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 18th, 2014
Marc Kleinhenz, a Writer/Reporter over at the Huffington Post BOOKS BLOG, has been writing a very excellent on-going article series titled “Creating the Bat”. Basically, he interviews many Artists and Writers who have worked on the Batman character over the years. In “Creating the Bat # 9″ he talked with the Comic Book creator Dave Taylor. Dave, as you should know, was the official artist for the Batman graphic Novel, Batman: Death By Design (DC Comics), which was written by Chip Kidd.
Marc threw some very though-provoking questions out at Dave Taylor and his answers are both insightful and clever. Seriously, it’s a great article! So, if you’re a fan of THE BAT-MAN then please check it out, just CLICK HERE!
November 16th, 2013
Did we say “rare” in the title… we should have said “ultra rare”! Yes, over at the HAKES AMERICANA & COLLECTIBLES Auction Site the designer Chip Kidd has decided to sell his cherished 1950′s DC Comics Comic Book Rack Wooden Store Display. He’s putting it up for auction mostly because he just doesn’t have the space for it in his small apartment.
The “Comic Book Rack” made an appearance on page 41 of Chip Kidd’s 2001 book about BATMAN Toys and Collectibles titled, “Batman Collected”. The auction ends on November 21, 2013 at 12:00 PM EST. You can visit HAKES by clicking RIGHT HERE!
Also, down below is a photo of how this item looked in the “Batman Collected” book:
November 4th, 2013
Over at the always amazing ARCHITIZER website Samuel Medina just posted a book review about Chip Kidd’s Graphic Novel, BATMAN: DEATH BY DESIGN (DC Comics). The website’s main focus is on the latest trends of Modern Architecture so they have a very interesting angle on this book. We love how they focused on Dave Taylor’s artwork as well. Plus, may we also suggest that while you’re there, go look at some of the incredible home design eye-candy. Seriously, very cool stuff, you’ll drool for days!
You can read the review by clicking HERE!
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 22nd, 2013
Debbie Millman, the extremely brilliant and ultra-beautiful host of the DESIGN MATTERS podcast, that is a major part of the DESIGN OBSERVER website, recently interviewed Chip Kidd about many many things: His experience with his now popular TED Talk, what it was like to kiss Neil Gaiman on stage at the last San Diego Comic Con, his life-long appreciation of the comic book character BATMAN and much much more.
But, the main focus of the interview is the creation of Chip’s latest book, “GO! A Kidd’s Guide To Graphic Design” (Workman Publishing). Debbie asked some really great questions that were very thought-provoking and together they cover a ton of design-related topics.
About her, DEBBIE MILLMAN is the president of the design division at Sterling Brands. She is also President Emeritus of AIGA, a contributing editor to Print Magazine, and chair of the School of Visual Arts’ master’s program in Branding. In 2005, she began hosting the podcast show, DESIGN MATTERS. She also has a brand-new book titled, “Self Portrait as Your Traitor” (HOW Books) which is coming out in November, 2013.
To HEAR MORE talks with innovative thinkers and designers just click here: DESIGN MATTERS WITH DEBBIE MILLMAN.
Also, Here is the discussion down below, enjoy:
September 14th, 2013
Here’s some really exciting news! Over at the Batman Universe Podcast they recently picked-apart the BATMAN: DEATH BY DESIGN (DC Comics) Graphic Novel Book written by Chip Kidd and illustrated by Dave Taylor. Hey, we embedded it down below so you can hear for yourself what Ed, Donovan, Stella and Kristina all said. (Thanks Guys)
September 10th, 2013
WOW! The brand-new BATMAN: BLACK AND WHITE #1, published by DC Comics, has just hit newsstands and it’s already getting quite the buzz! Here are just a few Book Reviews that have hit the Internet lately and we’re really excited! The reason we’re mentioning this new book, other than being MAJOR Batman Fans, is that Chip Kidd wrote one of the stories included in this first issue and the art was done by Michael Cho (who is incredibly talented. Like as in, totally gifted!). The links are all down below, please check them out! Oh yeah, and here’s a hilarious comic panel from the book, ha ha!
September 10th, 2013
If you just read our previous post then you know it featured some wonderful book reviews for BATMAN: BLACK AND WHITE #1 (DC Comics) that have recently appeared online. You’ll also know that the reason we’re covering this comic book so closely is that Chip Kidd wrote the first story and it also featured the ultra-cool artwork by the amazing Michael Cho. Well, here are some MORE Book Reviews… but these are all done in the YouTube video format. So, please enjoy!