Here’s a wonderful video posted on YouTube of the Graphic Designer and Author, Chip Kidd, as he describes the process of designing a sinister book cover for a collection of Christmas essays during a talk at MacEwan University on January 22, 2014. (Thanks to everybody at MacEwan!)

 

Literary Omnivore NEIL GAIMAN Make Good Art Speech Book by Chip Kidd

Here’s some great book publishing news! Over at THE LITERARY OMNIVORE website they recently posted a wonderful book review for Neil Gaiman’s MAKE GOOD ART Speech Book (William Morrow). Now, why are we reporting this at Chip Kidd’s official website? Well, Chip Kidd totally art directed and designed this book. It was written by Neil Gaiman and it was based on an amazing Art School Commencement Speech he gave awhile back.

You can read the review right now, please do, it’s really good! Just CLICK HERE!

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.

Location:
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

TO BUY TICKETS > CLICK HERE!

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!