Chip Kidd


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January 01, 1964

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Chip Kidd is an American author, editor and graphic designer, best known for his innovative book covers.

Born in Reading, Pennsylvania, Kidd grew up in a Philadelphia suburb, strongly influenced by American popular culture. While a design student at Penn State, an art instructor once gave the assignment to design a book cover for Museums and Women by John Updike, who is also a Shillington native. The teacher panned Kidd's work in front of the class, suggesting that book design would not be a good career choice for him. However, Kidd later received professional assignments to design covers for Memories of the Ford Administration and other books by Updike.

Kidd is currently associate art director at Knopf, an imprint of Random House. He first j
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Jim Carrey’s New Book MEMOIRS AND MISINFORMATION On ‘The Howard Stern Show’





The Actor Jim Carrey was on ‘The Howard Stern Show’ recently where he got a chance to talk about his new book, “Memoirs & Misinformation: A Novel” (Knopf). In the first video, down below, Jim talks about the special event around the choice of the Book Cover’s image.









Here’s a few clips from the show:

























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“Never fall in love with an idea. They're whores: if the one you're with isn't doing the job, there's always, always, always another.”
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“Commercial Art tries to make you buy things. Graphic Design gives you ideas.”
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“Much is to be gained by eBooks: ease, convenience, portability. But something is definitely lost: tradition, a sensual experience, the comfort of thingy-ness — a little bit of humanity.”
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