Chip Kidd

Chip Kidd


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in Reading, Pennsylvania, The United States
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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YES!  YES!  YES! The Crew over at KAPOW COMIC BOOK SHOW did an amazing Book Review for Chip Kidd & Dave Taylor’s, “Batman: Death by Design” (DC Comics). So, Please Check It Out!


 



 


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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.”
Chip Kidd, The Cheese Monkeys

“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.”
Chip Kidd
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“Commercial Art tries to make you buy things. Graphic Design gives you ideas.”
Chip Kidd, The Cheese Monkeys

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