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!

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 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!

Design Matters with Debbie Millman Podcast


Design Matters Podcast Interview with Peter Mendelsund Book COVER Designer


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.

In a previous "Design Matters" broadcast, Debbie interviewed the World-Class Art Director Peter Mendelsund. He is an associate art director at Knopf, as well as an art director at Pantheon Books. he is also a guiding force behind some of today’s most recognizable book covers: the Stieg Larsson books, the Pevear and Volokhonsky translation of War and Peace and Laurie Sheck’s A Monster’s Notes, to name just a few. Also, he has a new book about his life in graphic design coming out in April, 2014 (link down below, published by PowerHouse Books) titled, COVER“.

To HEAR MORE TALKS with today’s most innovative thinkers and designers just click here, DESIGN MATTERS.

Here is their discussion down below, enjoy:


David Rakoff Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish Book

Ken Krimstein, a Book Reviewer over at the Official CHICAGO TRIBUNE Newspaper Website, just finished posting a very well-written Book Review for David Rakoff’s new book, ”Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish” (Doubleday). It’s short and extremely precise, but that’s great because it gets right to the point and also evokes the essence of the book (the way the book feels) in an extremely interesting way. So, if you have been thinking about reading this new novel (Yes, it’s out right now) then please give the review a quick read. You will get some great insight, just CLICK HERE!


680 News - David Rakoff's Love Dishonor Marry Die Cherish Perish a Novel Book

Here’s a quick to post to introduce and share a wonderful book review (and assessment of the Author) for David Rakoff’s new book, "Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish" (Doubleday). The book is out now and this article was recently published at the 680 NEWS website. It was written by Cassandra Szklarski, a Member of the Canadian Press. Like we said earlier, she not only covers the book in great detail but she also conducted a small interview with Ira Glass (NPR – This American Life) about the life and work of David Rakoff. Good job Cassandra & Thank You.

Readers, you can check out this awesome Book Review by clicking RIGHT HERE!

Fall 2013 Knopf Pantheon Schocken Doubleday Catalog Random House Books

Here’s a quick post to share some fun news for you Book Readers out there. We’re not sure if you know it yet but Random House has PDF Files of their Fall 2013 Catalogs (and then, also, their combined Summer 2013 catalogs too) you can download. They are sort of like “online magazines” and they’re FREE! Think of them as a “Press Release Book” showing everything that will be released in the Fall (and Summer) that are loaded with a ton of great information & beautiful book cover graphics. In other words, it’s a chance for you to work on your next “Reading List”.

To view them just click on their names.To save them, just right-click & then “save as”:

Knopf – Fall 2013

Pantheon / Schocken – Fall 2013

Doubleday – Fall 2013


Knopf / Pantheon – Summer 2013

Vintage Books / Anchor Books – Summer 2013


Peter Mendulsund Book Cover Design Knopf Designer

On Tuesday, July 30th, at 7:00 pm, Housing Works Bookstore is pleased to host a discussion with pianist/composer Timo Andres, artist/book designer Peter Mendelsund, and The New Yorker‘s Leo Carey.The event is FREE and should be extremely interesting so, if you can, go check it out! For more detailed information, please CLICK HERE!

Timo Andres, whose most recent album, Home Stretch, explores and recreates pieces by Mozart and Brian Eno, is a huge admirer of Peter Mendelsund, who has designed book jackets at Random House for iconic authors such as James Joyce, Franz Kafka (examples shown down below), Julio Cort zar, and Michel Foucault. Together, with the help of critic Leo Carey, they will talk about their respective “anxiety of influences” and the ways in which they hope to remain faithful to a tradition while making it their own. Copies of Home Stretch, which releases that day, will be on sale.

Peter Mendelsund Franz Kafka Book Cover Designs

We should also mention that Peter Mendelsund is the Associate Art Director of Alfred A. Knopf Books, the Art Director of Pantheon Books, Art Director of Vertical Press, and has a new book coming out in April, 2014 titled, COVER (Power House Books).


David Rakoff Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish: A Novel

In a recent post over at the official blog for the New Orleans University Public Radio Station (89.9 WWNO) Heller McAlpin wrote a very heart-felt, lovely and well thought out, Book Review for David Radkoff’s latest book titled,Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish: A Novel (Doubleday).

This book is out now and should be on everyone’s current reading list. Hey, if you CLICK HERE and read the review, you’ll agree :)