Chip Kidd Goodisdead.com Innovative book cover designer of the 20th century
Superman Newsweek Clint E. Described as “the closest thing to a rock star” in graphic design today (USA Today), Chip Kidd is universally recognized as an American master of contemporary book design.
Where…Why… Chip Kidd is a graphic designer and writer living in New York City and Stonington, Connecticut. Born in Reading, Pennsylvania, Kidd grew up in the Reading suburb of Shillington Growing up, he was heavily influenced by the POP culture in that era His work is creepy, striking, sly, smart, unpredictable covers that make readers appreciate books as objects of art as well as literature
Writer…artist..inventor He is an author, designer and revolutionary http://bookcoverarchive.com/Chip_Kidd On that site we see many of his works Author of books such as The Cheese Monkeys, a satire on college design students
What people have said… His designs have been described as “Monstrously ugly” (John Updike), “apparently obvious” (William Boyd), “Faithful flat-earth rendering” (Don DeLillo), “surprisingly elegant” (A. S. Mehta), “a distinguished parochial comic balding Episcopal priest” (Allan Gurganus), “Two colors plus a sash” (Martin Amis) and “not a piece of hype. My book was lucky.” (Robert Hughes).
http://www.goodisdead.com/ http://bookcoverarchive.com/Chip_Kidd Some links to some of his work and collaborations And some of his work on Novels became movies The Net has more…
He loved doing “Rough Justice” Other Influences; Kidd is widely known as a fan of comic book media, particularly Batman, and has written and designed book covers for several DC Comics publications, including The Complete History of Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman, The Golden Age of DC Comics: 365 Days, and the aforementioned Jack Cole and Plastic Man
Stick to Designing….! As any artist, we all expand to other mediums He helped start a band named Artbreak; He takes the role of song writing, vocals, and percussion, and while the group began as hobby, Kidd has expressed interest in making a serious project out of it
COMICS for life. Personal Note; Ive seen his work many times, especially in graphic novels. He’s able to bring that Comic book feel to so many of his pieces, and pull it off. It doesn’t look cheesy, even though its supposed to because its all based on comic books
He apparently doesn’t sleep… At the moment; Chip Kidd is a graphic designer and writer living in New York City and Stonington, Connecticut. His signature glasses are a replica of those worn by the Bauhaus designer Walter Gropius. Kidd's apartment includes cabinets showcasing his favorite book covers, signed by their authors, and display cases housing Batman memorabilia.