May 13th, 2013
Design for change. Design for good. Design for a better world.
These are the premises that fuel DESIGN INDABA. Their goal is for a better world through design, creativity and innovation.
Chip Kidd spoke at their 2011 event and while in Barcelona he stumbled across a caf decorated with book covers that he had designed. He found this both strange… and rather great!
May 10th, 2013
Last year, around February, Chip Kidd was in Texas to speak at a special lecture given at the Dallas Museum of Art. So, to promote the event he got the chance to talk with the crazy guys over at FANBOY RADIO. ( We mean “crazy” in a good way, they’re awesome!)
The cool thing is that you can tell that the people doing the interview either, did some amazing research, or they’re just honestly huge fans because their questions were really really clever. I mean, they discuss Graphic Design, Book Covers, Comic Books, Batman, and a few of Chip Kidd’s Books like – The Cheese Monkeys, The Learners, Batman: Death By Design, and much more.
OK, I know this podcast interview is “a year old”, but it’s actually still very timely today and it shares some really good insight into design and other issues. So, please enjoy… oh yeah, and please share it with everybody you know
THANK YOU FANBOY RADIO!
CLICK HERE TO HEAR IT LIVE:
We just discovered a really great website recently called the MONKEY ART AWARDS and it’s main focus is celebrating achievement in the entertainment advertising arts and sciences, whew! Another way to put it, it’s a very clever, funny & informative site where they cover ideas relating to Art Direction & Graphic Design.
Here’s an example. Check out these totally hilarious “Vintage Pulp Paperback Book Covers” that anyone in this field can relate too, funny stuff! To enjoy more of their wacky crazy antics please CLICK HERE!
On April 16th, 2013, Chip Kidd made an appearance at the Bismarck State College. This was a speaking engagement for their Graphic Design & Communications Department. The entire event went really well, whew! Plus, they must have loved having him there because they were really sweet and wrote this wonderful REVIEW of what happened. Thank You Bismarck!! North Dakota ROCKS!!
To read their article, please CLICK HERE!
MAY 9th, 2013 | NEW YORK CITY
“An Evening with Chip Kidd” by Chip Kidd ’86, associate art director for Alfred A. Knopf
Co-sponsored by the Penn State College of Arts & Architecture
Enter the world of renowned author, editor, and graphic designer Chip Kidd '86, called by USA Today "the closest thing to a rock star" in graphic design. The Manhattan Penthouse, a stately loft overlooking the heights of New York City, will furnish the perfect backdrop for an elegant and exclusive evening, as Kidd shares an insider's look at highlights of his design career spanning over a quarter century and counting. In his signature charismatic style, Kidd will also regale attendees with special previews of future projects. In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to connect with fellow Penn Staters during a cocktail reception and a three-course seated dinner, as the city lights gleam through the Penthouse's stunning glass views.
Chip Kidd is an American author, editor, and graphic designer, best known for his innovative book covers, including notably the iconic T-Rex image he designed for Michael Crichton's Jurassic Park. Kidd is currently associate art director at Knopf, an imprint of Random House. Publishers Weekly has described his book jackets as “creepy, striking, sly, smart, unpredictable covers that make readers appreciate books as objects of art as well as literature." Kidd's TED talk of 2012 has garnered over 600,000 views to date. He was a 2004 Penn State Alumni Association Alumni Fellow Award recipient.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
6:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Manhattan Penthouse on 5th Avenue
80 5th Avenue
New York City, New York 10011
$35 Alumni Association members
All registrants must be at least 21 years old, as alcohol will be served. Business attire is suggested.
|6:30-7:30 p.m.||Hors d’oeuvres reception|
|7:30-8:30 p.m.||Seated dinner|
|8:30-10:00 p.m.||Dessert and educational program|
For further information please CLICK HERE!
Hey Everybody!! Here’s a quick post to inform you that we have just added a ton of new photos of Chip Kidd’s “Book Cover Design” work over at the GALLERY PAGE. Actually, some of them were also even added to Page Two. About half of them are ones he just completed for brand-new books coming out in 2013 and then there are a few he designed awhile back. Sort of like, “something old, something new”. Anyways, Please feel free to check them out and we hope you enjoy them. Please remember to always check back because we’re obsessed with adding more all the time, ha!
You can just click the Gallery TAB up above or please CLICK HERE!
Also, please remember to share this website with all your friends and family on your favorite social network website ( Like: Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, Pinterest, etc…) Thanks!
Over at the INSPIRATION FEED website one of their Bloggers, a guy named Igor Ovsyannykov, recently did a post where he shared a ton of photos of Retail Store Signs that inspire him. I mean, all the signs he posted are extremely cool and are also a very nice study of GREAT Graphic Design & Typography! Just check out the ones we borrowed from his story. Now, we have only shown a few here as examples but you need to check out his post to see way more, it’s cool stuff, just CLICK HERE!
Abigail Crouse, a Kansas State University student, recently posted a very sweet article about Chip Kidd’s visit last month to the AIGA KANSAS CITY Meeting where he gave a lecture titled, “Failing Better”. The post contains many different quotes from some of the Graphic Design Students & Designers and we want to thank them for both the kind words & wonderful hospitality they all shared.
To read the article, please CLICK HERE!
HEY! If you would like to schedule Chip Kidd for a speaking engagement or lecture then please be sure to visit the RANDOM HOUSE SPEAKERS BUREAU.
Yes! We can finally talk about it, ha ha! The Book Publisher, Workman Publishing, just released the Cover Photo and Release Date for Chip Kidd’s next brand-new book which will be titled, “GO: A Kidd’s Guide To Graphic Design”. You can look for it at your favorite Bookstore location around October 8th, 2013.
The basic concept is that this book is geared toward teaching “Graphic Design” to Children. Yes, school kids need to understand design concepts too but the book will also prove to be valuable to Adults as well. We’re talking about Graphic Design Students, Working Designers and other Creative Types. Chip Kidd opens the book with the following statement:
“CONGRATULATIONS, you have decided to open this book, even though you have no idea what it’s about, and the cover is weird and seemingly at cross-purposes and possibly even pretentious. But you opened it anyway. And you know what? That was a design decision. Yes indeed, whether you realized it or not, pretty much most decisions you make, every day, are by design…Take my word for it, you are a designer.”
Chip Kidd starts with the promise that everyone is a designer, and uses each page to show the reader why that is. Each spread explains and demonstrates a crucial introductory graphic design concept like: Form, Size, Scale, Repetition and Pattern, Color, Typography, etc.
HEY! Amazon has the hardcover book available for pre-order at a special price for a limited time:
April 17th, 2013
OK, This is one of those kind of posts that are just totally fun to write (and hopefully fun to read, ha!). Over at the always-awesome BUZZFEED Website they recently published an article titled, “Inspiring Workspaces of the Famously Creative”. Basically, it’s one of those “Image Dump” posts where the Blogger will display a ton of interesting photos and you just keep being amazed at how many there are and how neat it all is and it goes on and on, it’s wacky-crazy! The pics are really fun to see and you just can’t believe how many there are or how diverse they are too.
Anyway, the subject matter are all related to showing the Office or Art Studio of some very well-known creative-type people and (WOW!) Chip Kidd made the list, #11! Yes! Plus, WOW what an honor, they throw him in there with Mark Twain, Georgia O’Keefe, Adrian Tomine, Willem DeKooning, John Updike, Ray Eames, John Lennon, and many many more! Like we said, the concept of this post is very clever, and we have to give props to their Senior Editor, Summer Anne Burton, for the idea. So, if you want to see what Chip Kidd’s super-messy Office looks like (ha ha) then please be sure to check it out.
To View the Article, CLICK HERE!!