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!
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!!
February 23rd, 2014
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
February 11th, 2014
Hey everybody, just a quick shout out!!
CHIPKIDD.COM now has a Tumblr page. It’s just getting started so please be sure to visit and then share some of our stuff. We’re really trying to get the word out about this website and we could use YOUR help! Please share this site anywhere you can. We’re talking places like: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and now Tumblr!
Visit the ChipKidd.Com Tumblr page >>> CLICK HERE!
September 14th, 2013
The classic works of Dr. Seuss are getting an update for the digital age! Book Publisher RANDOM HOUSE has announced that 40 of their Dr. Seuss books will be converted into ebooks and put on sale starting on September 24th. The titles will include: The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, Horton Hears a Who!, The Lorax, How the Grinch Stole Christmas and Bartholomew and Oobleck. They will be have a retail price of $10.99 and Random House says all digital copies will preserve the original layout and illustrations of Dr. Seuss.
For more detailed information check out this Official PDF File from Random House Publishing, CLICK HERE!
August 29th, 2013
“THE TOOLS: 5 Tools to Help You Find Courage, Creativity, and Willpower and Inspire You to Live Life in Forward Motion”, whew! Oh man, what a HUGE title for a book, ha! But all kidding aside, this book wasn’t on the New York Times Bestseller list for 9 weeks for nothing! It’s really great and very inspiring. Seriously, it can really help you a lot with being way more focused on your creativity in life. It was published by Spiegel & Grau (a Division of Random House). Check out this new Google Hang-Out video (down below) featuring the Authors and a few very special guests and experts. Then, please be sure to check out the book during your next bookstore visit. Also, please be sure to check out THE TOOLS Official Website, just CLICK HERE!
- Paperback: 288 pages
- Publisher: Spiegel & Grau; Reprint edition (May 21, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0812983041
- ISBN-13: 978-0812983043
The #1 New York Times Bestseller, “Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail” (Vintage, Random House), is out now in paperback (has been for awhile) so if you have not read it yet then here’s your chance to check it out. Of course, this is the book that Oprah Winfrey picked as her first choice when she brought back her “Oprah Book Club 2.0″ and the attention to this novel has been crazy. In fact, it’s being talked about as maybe being made into a movie!
Anyway, here’s a great video series we came across while viewing some tweets on the “Random House Speakers Bureau ” Twitter page. They show a recent interview that the Author, Cheryl Strayed, received as she appeared on the “Fanny Kiefer Show” (Shaw TV). It’s good stuff!
August 4th, 2013
Ken Krimstein, a Book Reviewer over at the Official CHICAGO TRIBUNE Newspaper Website, just finished posting a very well-written Book Review for David Rakoff’s new book, ”Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish” (Doubleday). It’s short and extremely precise, but that’s great because it gets right to the point and also evokes the essence of the book (the way the book feels) in an extremely interesting way. So, if you have been thinking about reading this new novel (Yes, it’s out right now) then please give the review a quick read. You will get some great insight, just CLICK HERE!
How did Theodor Seuss Geisel create The Lorax? Well, that question can be answered by visiting THE LORAX Art Museum exhibit in Omaha, Nebraska that opens next week. While there, Dr. Seuss' fans will see the birth of this beloved Children’s picture book.
This special program will feature doodles, crayon drawings, and ink pieces that inspired the book. It will be on view at Omaha's Joslyn Art Museum from August 10th until November 3rd, 2013.
Here's a little bit more about the exhibit:
Published in 1971, before protecting the earth became a global concern, Dr. Seuss spoke through his character, the Lorax, who 'spoke for the trees,' warning against mindless progress and the danger it poses to the planet ... The color sketches and line art on view at the Joslyn Art Museum, along with the typewritten story Geisel affixed to the pages, provide a fascinating look at the early development of a Dr. Seuss classic.
For more information about both the exhibit and Joslyn Art Museum, please CLICK HERE!
July 23rd, 2013
WOW! This is insanely great news!! OK, we don’t mean to brag, but at this year’s 2013 San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) Chris Ware’s new Graphic Novel, BUILDING STORIES (Pantheon Books) won four 2013 Eisner Awards!!! Yes, FOUR! This is almost too good to be true and we are so proud of Chris Ware. His new Graphic Novel, also known as “The Book in a Box”, won in these categories: Best New Graphic Novel, Best Writer/Artist, Best Lettering and Best Publication Design.
We want to congratulate Chris Ware (and Pantheon Books) for their amazing success!