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Chip Kidd

3.77  ·  Rating Details ·  104 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
A revealing look at a revolutionary graphic designer. Chip Kidd is renowned and revered as a maverick graphic designer. Specifically, Kidd's book jacket designs for such major New York publishers as Alfred A. Knopf are among the most significant and innovative of our time. This richly illustrated book--the first critical selection of kid's design work--looks closely at thi ...more
Paperback, 112 pages
Published September 10th 2003 by Yale University Press
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Feb 06, 2008 Joseph rated it it was ok
Shelves: nonfict
I wished for more discussion about the thinking process behind the covers that Kidd designed. As it is though, the book is basically a short essay and a collection of incredible book cover designs...
Beth Hawley
Mar 26, 2015 Beth Hawley rated it it was amazing
Really enjoyed this, read it in one sitting. As a graphic designer Chip Kidd has been a big inspiration for me, his book cover designs are phenomenal and reading about how he got to were he is now is really interesting. Also seeing a wide range of his work and the differences or simularitys between them gave me something to consider in my own future. Anyway i really enjoyed this and continue to love Chip Kidd.
Oct 11, 2008 Shannon rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own
Chip Kidd = my hero.

This book is mostly just a bunch of bookcovers that Chip Kidd has desginged, which is awesome and cool because now I have like 50 more books to look out for.. some of the books I'd never heard of and they looked AWESOME.

Also: I got this thing at the cute little in-town bookstore for 7 bucks. YAAAy. Imma miss the bookstore..
Sep 23, 2007 Matt rated it liked it
Recommends it for: pro-am book cover critics
Shelves: on-shelf
This is far from the definitive Chip Kidd compendium. It does, however, give a nice introduction to Kidd's revolutionary book design work. Totally worth picking up in a half-price bin (just like I did.)
Oct 15, 2008 Jen rated it really liked it
Shelves: art-and-design
Fascinating montage of the work of the fabulous graphic designer, Chip Kidd. Love his Batman memorabilia.
Feb 07, 2009 Mathew rated it liked it
Love his work, but this is a short best of collection, not very thorough.
Jul 05, 2011 Cheryl rated it it was amazing
Kidd is only one of my heroes in book design. I adore him. J'adore!
Apr 04, 2008 Daniel rated it it was amazing
Shelves: design
to judge a book by its cover...chip kidd, THE cover designer.
jonathan berger
May 29, 2007 jonathan berger rated it liked it
I've seen Kidd's book covers around, but didn't know too much about him. This was a nice quick introduction, and it led me to want to read his novel.
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Dec 29, 2007 Allison rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: people who judge books by their covers
maybe my favorite graphic designer?
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