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!

2013 Design Gift Guide Chip Kidd GO Book

The DESIGN BUREAU website is always sharing inspiring dialogue that revolves around art & design but lately they asked a few creative people to submit their ideas for a recent article titled, “2013 Design Gift Guide”. Chip Kidd was one of the Designers who submitted his list. He suggested a few great Hardcover Books, Vintage Magazine, Arts & Architecture Collection Website, a cool Pantone Messenger Bag and even a Membership to the Type Director’s Club, TDC.

The books featured there are BUILDING STORIES by Chris Ware, LOOK BOTH WAYS by Debbie Millman, and Neil Gaiman’s MAKE GOOD ART SPEECH.

You can also see all the other lists from different people by clicking RIGHT HERE.



This post is in response to an interview Chip Kidd recently had with Debbie Millman over at the DESIGN MATTERS Podcast. This video shows a skit that was done on Saturday Night Live (SNL) last year and it was brought up in the discussion. If you missed this interview you can check it out by clicking RIGHT HERE. It’s really great so please go give it listen!

Design Matters with Debbie Millman Chip Kidd GO Graphic Design Book

Debbie Millman, the extremely brilliant and ultra-beautiful host of the DESIGN MATTERS podcast, that is a major part of the DESIGN OBSERVER website, recently interviewed Chip Kidd about many many things: His experience with his now popular TED Talk, what it was like to kiss Neil Gaiman on stage at the last San Diego Comic Con, his life-long appreciation of the comic book character BATMAN and much much more.

But, the main focus of the interview is the creation of Chip’s latest book, “GO! A Kidd’s Guide To Graphic Design” (Workman Publishing). Debbie asked some really great questions that were very thought-provoking and together they cover a ton of design-related topics.

About her, 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. She also has a brand-new book titled, “Self Portrait as Your Traitor” (HOW Books) which is coming out in November, 2013.

To HEAR MORE talks with innovative thinkers and designers just click here: DESIGN MATTERS WITH DEBBIE MILLMAN.

Also, Here is the discussion down below, enjoy:


Graphic Design Inspiration

August 27th, 2013

Neil Gaiman The Simpsons

Here’s a random re-posting of super-awesomeness we found on the Interwebs, enjoy! Check out the Author Neil Gaiman as he appeared on an episode of The Simpsons, ha! Then, poor Comic Sans gets NO respect. Plus, here’s an Motivational Poster we all need on our wall.

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Graphic Designer Motivational Poster

Neil Gaiman's WAYWARD MANOR Video Game News

At this website we shouldn’t have to explain who the Author Neil Gaiman is. He has a bestselling book out right now called, “THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE“. Before that he teamed-up with Designer Chip Kidd to create a book titled on his famous Commencement Speech called, “MAKE GOOD ART“. He just released news about coming back to DC Comics to write his famous SANDMAN character for their vertigo line… whew!

Well, now Neil Gaiman has plans to release his very first Video Game later this year titled, WAYWARD MANOR. You can visit their official website for the game by clicking HERE. But wait, hold on a second! Neil explains this game a lot better than we can so please give this video a quick view before you go. It sounds like a great project!!


Sandman Overture Neil Gaiman Vertigo DC Comics Graphic Novel Book

This weekend, at the 2013 San Diego Comic Con (SDCC), Neil Gaiman made some HUGE announcements about coming back to his “Sandman” character for DC Comics’ Vertigo line. He will write the books and the interior art will be done by J. H. Williams III. The cover art (example up above ) is by Dave McKean and he will do a few other covers as well. This is great news, especially considering that the original comic books came out 25 years ago (circa 1988) and now we get to revisit that world and those amazing characters. The six-issue series starts this October and will be released bi-monthly. Yeah, we’re drooling already and can’t wait!! For more info just check out the video down below:


2013 SDCC Chip Kidd New Pantheon Books Logo

While Chip Kidd was having fun partying at this week’s 2013 San Diego Comic Con (OK honestly, he was probably working like a dog) he was kind enough to share a few fun photos he took while running around.

The first one is of him standing in front of the Booth for Pantheon Books. Hey, take a notice of the banner in the background with the new “Pantheon Graphic Novels” logo!

Next, Chip ran into some super-awesome famous people. The 1st pic is none other than Neil Gaiman (The Ocean at the End of the Lane, Make Good Art Speech, & soon, Sandman Overture for DC Comics) and then we get to see the Fantasy Author, George R. R. Martin (The Game of Thrones). That’s cool!

2013 SDCC Neil Gaiman Chip Kidd MAKE GOOD ART Book

2013 SDCC George R R Martin and Chip Kidd

Then, last but not least, he dropped by the HOT TOYS Toy Booth to see the brand-new Classic 1966 BATMAN TV Series Figures and Batmobile. These are coming out later this year and they are insanely beautiful…. actually, Masterpieces of ART!


2013 SDCC HOT TOYS Classic 1966 BATMAN TV Series Figures and Batmobile

Curious Book Shop Neil Gaiman Books Review Chip Kidd

Neil Gaiman seems to be having an amazing year so far. He just recently teamed-up with Chip Kidd to produce a book based on a speech he gave and it instantly became a major hit! It’s titled, “Neil Gaiman’s MAKE GOOD ART Speech” book (William Morrow). This book is available now and it makes a wonderful Graduation Gift. It’s based on a famous YouTube Video that went crazy-viral and it’s extremely inspiring.

Then, Neil Gaiman has another new book, a Novel actually, called “The Ocean at the End of the Lane” (Also, by William Morrow). The reviews on this new novel have been totally amazing so far (whew!) and we’re looking forward to reading it soon. Yeah, sorry Neil, I’ve been extremely busy lately but I swear I want to read this really really bad, ha!

Now the reason for this post. Over at the CURIOUS BOOK SHOP Website they recently posted TWO Neil Gaiman Book Reviews at the same time. They are for the 2 books mentioned up above. They are short but very concise and also very well-written. They give you a really great idea what these two books are all about. So, if you would like to read those then please CLICK HERE!

The CURIOUS BOOK SHOP is a used and rare book store located in downtown East Lansing, Michigan. Originally started in a basement in 1969, the store has since expanded to three floors with over 50,000 well-organized books, magazines, and other paper items. If you would like more information about this famous book store then just CLICK HERE!


Neil Gaiman The Ocean at the End of the Lane Deluxe Signed Edition Autographed Copy

Here’s a quick post to share some special book publishing news. For an extremely limited time, Neil Gaiman’s latest novel, “The Ocean at The End of The Lane” will be available on July 30th as a Deluxe Signed Edition. There will only be 2,000 copies printed of this limited, numbered edition. You can pre-order a copy using the link down below and we suggest you order early because this book is almost guaranteed to sell out.

This highly collectible deluxe hardcover, designed and illustrated in full-color by Dave McKean, features a four-color pre-printed case, a die-cut silk-bound slipcase, gorgeous endpapers, and text printed on heavy-stock matte paper.