April 25th, 2014
This post is a quick shout out to REAL TALK Publishing to thank them for writing a wonderful article on Chip Kidd. It’s actually a 3-part interview and they now have all three sections posted for your reading pleasure, ha ha! OK, all kidding aside, it’s a very well thought-out piece with a ton of clever questions. It was a jot to do. You can read PART ONE by clicking right HERE!
April 25th, 2014
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!)
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!
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!
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!
March 17th, 2014
Here’s a quick post that was created just so we can share this totally awesome vintage 1920′s photograph we stumbled across online that shows the Publisher, Alfred A. Knopf, and his wife, Blanche.
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!
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!