Chip Kidd

Chip Kidd

Chip Kidd is a writer and graphic designer in New York City. His book jacket designs for Alfred A. Knopf (where he has worked since 1986) have helped spawn a revolution in the art of American book packaging. His work has been featured in numerous publications, including Vanity FairPrintThe New York Times andI.D. Magazine (the latter chose him as part of its first I.D. 40 group of the nation’s top designers). In 1997 he received the International Center of Photography’s award for Use of Photography in Graphic Design, and he is a regular contributor of visual commentary to the op-ed page of The New York Times.

Kidd has also written about graphic design and popular culture for, among others, VogueThe New York Times and Details. His first book as author and designer, Batman Collected (1996), was given the Design Distinction award from I.D. Magazine, and his second, Batman Animated (1998) garnered two of the Comics Industry’s Eisner Awards, as did his best-selling Peanuts: The Art of Charles M. SchulzThe Cheese Monkeys(2001) was a national best-seller, as well as a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. He is currently at work on his second novel, tentatively titled The Learners.


Chip Kidd - The Art Of Graphic Design For Book Jackets

Writer and graphic designer Chip Kidd has been called “the closest thing to...