May 20th, 2013
Author James Ellroy joins Walter Kirn on BylinerTV for a conversation where nothing is restrained and the boundaries of polite conversation are obliterated.
Ellroy testifies to the vile and glorious corners of L.A., and shares his visions of history without refracting the present day. With all the confidence of a shotgun blast, he tears through the politically correct limits on discussion and breathes fire with each admission and opinion. From his roots in writing, crime, fame fascination and current events, it’s an interview that could be measured on the Richter scale.
May 14th, 2013
Chip Kidd, Associate Art Director at Knopf Books, Peter Mendelsund, Art Director for Pantheon Press, and Stephen Doyle, Creative Director, Doyle Partners; Design Contributor, New York Times and Wired, discuss whether cutting edge visual design can save the print industry. The talk is moderated by Darhil Crooks, Creative Director for the Atlantic, and way down below is the video-taped footage of the event.
Date: Tuesday, May 7th, 2013
Location: New York Historical Society, NYC
The first Speaker is Chip Kidd and he starts out talking a little bit about working with Neil Gaiman on Neil’s new book, MAKE GOOD ART : Neil Gaiman’s Speech Book. Which, by the way, is coming out on Wednesday, May 15th. Yes, that’s tomorrow! Very quickly, Chip Kidd gives a preview of what the book will look like, discusses some of the design ideas and concepts, and then (in a very sneaky way) he shamelessly plugs his own book that is coming out in October of 2013. We’re talking about his “Teaching Graphic Art to Kids” Book which is titled, “GO! A KIDD’S GUIDE TO GRAPHIC DESIGN“.
Then, next-up is Peter Mendelsund who quickly shares an amazing assortment of some of his work. Like Chip, he mainly designs book covers. But his graphic art has an interesting twist. He designs jackets for new books that are expected to be bestsellers AND he creates new covers for old classics, what they call the “back list”, and it’s all really great stuff like: Franz Kafka, Dante, Plato, Simone De Beauyoir, James Joyce, etc…
Peter also makes a shameless plug for his brand-new Design Book coming out in the Spring of 2014 titled, “COVER” by Peter Mendelsund. It looks pretty cool!
Then, the last guest (last, but NOT least) is Stephen Doyle who shares an amazing art-concept movie he created called CIPHER. This was a project he worked on with some Students and the end result is pretty interesting. He also discusses recent trends in publishing & print media.
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 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!
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April 18th, 2013
Check out this extremely interesting video posted by KNOPF DOUBLEDAY where they show the process of creating a special Foil-Embossed Book Jacket for Dan Brown’s THE LOST SYMBOL. This book was published by Anchor Books back in 2009 and it had a first printing of 5,000,000 copies! (Whoops! I guess should make a special note here stating that Chip Kidd did not design this book cover, we’re just sharing a fun video for you to enjoy).
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!!
April 14th, 2013
We’re proud to announce that last week Chip Kidd’s TED TALKS Speech, “Designing Books Is No Laughing Matter. OK, It Is”, appeared on Japanese television in an episode of SUPER PRESENTATION on April 8th, 2013. This TV Show was created in connection with TED TALKS to help, not only spread great ideas, but also to teach English to Students in Japan.
Basically, What they do, is they take the huge library of famous TED speeches and show them subtitled in Japanese while Students listen to them in English. It’s a great concept and if you’re curious what the show looked like you can visit their site to watch it, please CLICK HERE!
April 12th, 2013
Check out these really great videos of Authors from the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group sharing advice and insights into the craft of writing. Then, after you get done being entertained here (and hopefully learning a thing or two or just being very inspired) you can also enjoy the entire playlist by clicking HERE!
Over at the HTML GIANT website James J. Fitze just got done writing a really great Book Review on “How Literature Saved My Life” (Knopf) by David Shields. The book is doing very well and we could not be happier. As a side-note I should mention that Chip Kidd designed the cover and the Photography was done by Geoff Spears. If you have an interest in this book then please read their review. Even if you don’t, then you should scan it anyway because it will MAKE you want to read the book, ha ha! Just CLICK HERE!