March 24th, 2014
Lately, there has been a lot of hype about Chip Kidd’s new book, “GO! A Kidd’s Guide To Graphic Design” (Workman Publishing). It’s been pretty exciting and we’re always happy to share that information. But, here’s some fun different news to share!
The WINK website, a great place where they do cool “paper book” reviews, decided to review an older Chip Kidd book titled, “Chip Kidd: Work 1986-2006, Book One”. Wow!It’s really great and also has some seriously awesome photos of the book to share.
CLICK HERE to check that out!
March 24th, 2014
Meet Alison Bechdel and Howard Cruse at a special pre-MoCCA reception hosted by Chip Kidd on April 4th, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. This cocktail reception is hosted at Chip's apartment on Manhattan's Upper East Side, where you'll be able to view his incredible collection of original art from the likes of Chris Ware, Alex Ross, Frank Quitely and many others. Bechdel and Cruse are guests of honor at the MoCCA Arts Festival, presented by the Society of Illustrators on the weekend of April 5 and 6. This intimate gathering is limited to only 20 people. Tickets are $100 for CBLDF Members, $150 for non-members. Get your tickets here.
Alison Bechdel is an award-winning cartoonist best known for her long-running comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For. In 2006, Bechdel published Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic, an autobiographical graphic memoir chronicling her childhood and relationship with her closeted bisexual father following his death. Fun Home was a National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist and was named Best Book of 2006 by Time Magazine. A second graphic memoir, Are You My Mother: A Comic Drama, was published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in May 2012.
Howard Cruse first became known in the 1970s with his contributions to underground comix publications. In 1979 he began editing Gay Comix anthology series, featuring work by openly gay and lesbian cartoonists, and in the 1980s went on to create Wendel, a strip about a gay man, his lover Ollie, and a cast of quirky surrounding characters, which appeared regularly in The Advocate. During the 1990s Cruse worked on the award-winning graphic novel Stuck Rubber Baby, published by DC Comics imprint Paradox Press. Since then, Cruse has published numerous titles including Wendel All Together, The Swimmer with a Rope in His Teeth(written by Jeanne E. Shaffer), From Headrack To Claude, Felix's Friends, and more.
This post is an ongoing event where we share news about the SKILLSHARE class being taught by Designer Chip Kidd. Yes, Chip is teaching a class on book cover design online that YOU can join anytime. For more information on how you can enroll, just CLICK HERE!
In this lesson from Chip Kidd’s Skillshare class, “Introduction to Book Cover Design: Making Stories Visual,” learn about the use of homage in cover design history.
March 22nd – A StoryFest Event! Chip Kidd and Go: A Kidd’s Guide to Graphic Design (Charlottesville, VA)
March 20th, 2014
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.
212 Ridge McIntire Road
Charlottesville, VA 22903
For ticket and event information, please CLICK HERE!
Right here, right now, we want to mention one of our favorite websites called NON-FICTION MONDAY. If you have never visited that site it’s a lot of fun. One of the jobs they do very well there is to help keep people up to date on brand-new non-fiction books for children and teens. So, we’re totally honored that, today, they posted a wonderful book review for Chip Kidd’s latest book, GO! A Kidd’s Guide To Graphic Design (Workman Publishing).
The reviewer is also a Teacher/Librarian and she mentioned the possibility of creating a year-long curriculum centered around design principles and using Chip Kidd's book as the textbook for one of her MS art classes. WOW!
To read the review please CLICK HERE!
We wanna thank Ollie Ottoman over at the GROUND CONTROL website for writing a completely wonderful review for Chip Kidd ‘s latest book, GO! A Kidd’s Guide To Graphic Design (Workman Publishing). It’s kinda short, but very well thought out and he even linked to this website… AWESOME!
So, readers of this site, please go give it a quick read ( it’s fun) CLICK HERE!
March 11th, 2014
Here is another video clip from the extremely amazing TOKYO TOY GUY Movie that was done by our good friend Yuji Ueda, who lives in Dubai. For the documentary film he made, Yuji went all over the world to meet some of the most serious BATMAN Toy Collectors and in this clip we get to see when he went to New York City to visit CHIP KIDD.
The video shows some extremely Rare BATMAN Toys, Collectibles, and Original Comic Book Artwork. Speaking about the art, we get a chance to see some of the Japanese BATMAN Manga art that was drawn by Jiro Kuwata. Most of it never seen before and still unpublished. This was the inspiration for Chip Kidd’s book, “Bat-Manga!: The Secret History of Batman in Japan” (Pantheon 2008).
March 11th, 2014
Here’s a quick post to share a few wonderful images of the MAD MEN promo poster created by designer Milton Glaser. The show’s final season starts next month on April 13th and to celebrate AMC hired Mr. Glaser to create an iconic image for that era. Wow, it’s amazing!Down below is another example in an ad banner format and then a cool photo of Milton Glaser (pictured on the left side) with an Executive from AMC TV.
Daphne Lee (pictured up above) is a writer, editor, book reviewer and teacher. She runs a Facebook group called “The Places You Will Go” for lovers of all kinds of literature. She also does book reviews for THE STAR ONLINE and she just posted a wonderful book review for Chip Kidd’s latest book, “GO! A Kidd’s Guide To Graphic Design” (Workman Publishing).
To read the review online please CLICK HERE!
February 23rd, 2014
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!!