December 5th, 2013
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!
November 16th, 2013
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!
November 12th, 2013
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!
October 23rd, 2013
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
October 17th, 2013
Chip Kidd will be appearing as the Keynote Speaker for the 2013 WLA Conference, Wednesday, 9:30 am, October 23rd, at the KI Convention Center in Green Bay, WI. The theme this year is: PLAY – CREATE – INNOVATE!
It promises to be a great event for everyone who loves books but one extremely important side-note is that the TOYS FOR TOTS Charity Organization will have Donation boxes that will be set up Tuesday through Friday near the Registration Desk. Please donate new toys for girls and boys ages 12 and under. (Toys for Tots prefers not to accept realistic looking weapons and gifts with food.)
For more information about the event, just CLICK HERE!
October 15th, 2013
This is the very first video, in a planned set of SKILLSHARE tutorial videos, where Chip Kidd will be teaching an online course titled, “Introduction to Book Cover Design: Making Stories Visual”. This video is more of an introduction and you can learn more about taking the class by visiting the official website, just CLICK HERE!
October 13th, 2013
Join us on October 19th and 20th in Richmond, Virginia for the 2013 James River Writers Conference to pitch your project, improve your craft, and meet fellow writers. Speakers include award-winning book designer and author Chip Kidd, National Book Award-winner Kathryn Erskine, best-selling and award-winning author Christopher McDougall, award-winning authors Cece Bell, Lydia Netzer, Megan Mayhew Bergman, and Philippa Ballantine, Book Doctors Arielle Eckstut and David Henry Sterry, founders of Pitchapalooza, and agents April Eberhardt, Deborah Grosvenor, Victoria Skurnick, and Paige Wheeler.
Since 2003, the James River Writers Conference has been a meaningful contribution to the literary community in central Virginia. Well-respected within the publishing industry, they have attracted prize-winning authors and highly regarded editors and agents from around the country to share their wisdom about writing and publishing. More than 300 people attend this two-day event, known for its inspiring, collegial atmosphere. For more information, and to but tickets, just CLICK HERE!
September 20th, 2013
Next week, on September 26th and 27th, 2013, Chip Kidd will be in England to speak at the AGI Open London event. AGI stands for “Alliance Graphique Internationale”. Their main goal is to unite the world's leading graphic designers in a professional gathering of common interest and intent. This year, one among many of their special guest speakers, will be Chip Kidd. For a complete list, CLICK HERE!
AGI Open is the foremost design and education conference on the international calendar. It is a two-day event featuring over 30 of the world's leading graphic designers. Tickets for this event are on sale now and you can get more information by clicking RIGHT HERE!
We would like to announce that tickets have just gone on sale today for the next lecture and book signing event featuring the Graphic Designer & Author, Chip Kidd. He will be appearing at the Miller Center For The Arts on October 17th, 2013, in Reading, Pennsylvania from 7:00 pm until 9:00 pm. Tickets are $10 for Adults and $5 for Students. So, if you live near the area then please come join in on all the fun!
While mindlessly surfing around the crazy world-wide Internet the other night I came across this very excellent video showcasing the Author David Sedaris where he reads from his new book, “Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls”. David discusses the complexities of Chinese food and working with monkeys with Jonathan Ross at the Apple Store Regent Street in London. It’s both enlightening, hilarious and very entertaining.
The video is FREE to watch but you will have to have iTunes installed on your computer (works on both Windows and Mac). Here’s the LINK to David’s talk and if you don’t have iTunes, but want it (Yes, it’s 2013… you NEED it!), then you can find the download area at the very bottom left-hand side of the page. Hey, just CLICK HERE!