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.

Omni Hotel
Room: Monroe
212 Ridge McIntire Road
Charlottesville, VA 22903

(434) 971-5500

For ticket and event information, please CLICK 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


Seattle Arts 2014 Chip Kidd Chris Ware Lecture Poster

Advance tickets for this event are SOLD OUT. Stand-by tickets will be available at the door starting at 7:15pm.

Chip Kidd is a renowned graphic designer and associate art director at Alfred A. Knopf, lauded for revolutionizing book design, and for his iconic illustrations such as the T. rex image he designed for Jurassic Park.

Chris Ware is a comic-book artist and cartoonist, notable for his Acme Novelty Library series (published by Fantagraphics Books) and the graphic novels Jimmy Corrigan, the Smartest Kid on Earth, and last year's Eisner Award Winning Graphic Novel, Building Stories.

Presented by: Seattle Arts & Lectures as part of its Literary/Arts Series.
Tickets: Season subscriptions are on sale now.Single tickets are $15 general/$50 Grand Patron/$35 Patron/$5 students, at 206/621-2230, or at the door.

For more information please CLICK HERE.

Here is a short, but very informative, video-taped excerpt from a recent lecture given by designer Chip Kidd on “THE PROCESS” of Graphic Design. As an example Chip shared the design process for the creation of a “book cover job” for an Augustus Burroughs book titled, “You Better Not Cry”. The short version of this story, it turns into a nightmare quickly.

Last November, 2013, Designer Chip Kidd gave a private lecture at Brown University titled, “Creative Mind”. The cool thing was that they videotaped the event and have posted it online. Excellent, that’s so awesome! So, here it is… enjoy. Oh yeah, and THANK YOU to Brown University for such a great time. You guys TOTALLY ROCK… Seriously!

One last thing, if YOU, or your organization, would like to book Chip Kidd as a Speaker at your event then please be sure to visit the Official RANDOM HOUSE SPEAKERS BUREAU, just CLICK HERE!

TDC Chip kidd Book Cover design lectuire

Here’s a quick post to share this wonderful photo taken by Henry Yee at a recent TDC event. OK, you might ask, “What is TDC?” It stands for the “Type Director’s Club” and Chip Kidd spoke at their most recent conference held in New York City. Anyways, we thought this photo was pretty cool, thanks Henry.

Type Directors Club TDC Chip Kidd GO Book Signing

WOO HOO! On December 10th, 2013, there will be an amazing Holiday Party at the TYPE DIRECTORS CLUB in New York City and you won’t want to miss it because this year their special guest is Chip Kidd! The vent starts at 6:30 pm and will run until 8:30 pm. Also, Chip will be signing his new book, GO: A Kidd's Guide to Graphic Design.

For ticket information just CLICK HERE!


Chip Kidd Lecture on Graphic Design DAILY HERALD

OK, if you have ever been curious about what it’s like to hear a speaking engagement performed by Chip Kidd then you need to go read this very excellent article they just published at the BROWN DAILY HERALD. It was written by a Reporter named Zach Fredericks and he did a good job of making you feel like you attended the actual event. He shares a lot of fun information on a recent lecture Chip Kidd gave to some Brown and Rhode Island School of Design students who piled into the Martinos Auditorium in the Perry and Marty Granoff Center for the Creative Arts.

You can read the article by clicking RIGHT HERE!

Also, if you would like to hire Chip Kidd to speak at YOUR EVENT then just CLICK HERE!


Chip Kidd Speaking in Australia Book Signing Lecture

OK, This is a post that is sort of hard to describe, but please follow me here. Besides doing a ton of book cover designs for Random House, Knopf, and other publishers, Chip Kidd stays pretty busy traveling all over the world to do lectures, book signings, and other speaking engagements. In fact, if YOU would like to hire him to come to your town you can do so by visiting the Random House SPEAKER’S BUREAU website, just CLICK HERE.

Anyway, this post shares an article written over at the TRANSMISSION website. This is a site for a design firm in Australia and they also share personal events in their lives inside a blogging area of their site. What we would love to mention is they did sort of a review on one of Chip’s Book Signing Lectures. Yes, a review on a speaker event! It’s blatantly honest and extremely well-written. So, thank you TRANSMISSION!

We would also like to mention that if you are ever wondering where Chip Kidd might show-up next you can always visit the NEXT APPEARANCE page of our website. The TAB for that page is always up above, just below the header.

To read the Transmission article, please CLICK HERE!


Poster CHIP KIDD Man of letters MICA College

On October 28th, 2013, the Graphic Designer Chip Kidd will be giving a lecture at MICA (Maryland Institute College of Art ) in Baltimore, MD. The event will start at 7:00pm in Falvey Hall and a book signing will follow the speaking engagement. As a special side note we would like to thank Alayna Citrin for designing this beautiful event poster. She is a junior from New Jersey.


For more information just CLICK HERE!

Maryland Institute College of Art
1300 W Mount Royal Avenue
Baltimore MD 21217-4134
(410) 669-9200


Examples of CHIP KIDD Book Covers