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Author photo. Midtown Comics signing @ New York Comic-Con 2007, photo by Lampbane

Midtown Comics signing @ New York Comic-Con 2007, photo by Lampbane

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Chip Kidd has designed book jackets for Alfred A. Knopf for over a decade. His work has been featured in "Vanity Fair", "Print", "Entertainment Weekly", "The New Republic", "Time", "The New York Times", "Graphis", "New York", and "ID" magazine. He lives in New York City. (Publisher Provided) Chip Kidd was born in 1964. He is an author, editor and graphic designer. He has become known for his book covers. He is the associate art director at Knopf, an imprint of Random House. He first joined the Knopf design team in 1986, when he was hired as a junior assistant. Turning out jacket designs at an average of 75 a year. Kidd also supervises graphic novels at Pantheon, and in 2003 he collaborated with Art Spiegelman on a biography of cartoonist Jack Cole, Jack Cole and Plastic Man: Forms Stretched to Their Limits. His design for Michael Crichton's Jurassic Park novel was carried over into marketing for the film adaptation. Oliver Sacks and other authors have contract clauses stating that Kidd design their books. Publishers Weekly described his book jackets as "creepy, striking, sly, smart, unpredictable covers that make readers appreciate books as objects of art as well as literature." USA Today also called him "the closest thing to a rock star" in graphic design today, while author James Ellroy has called him the world's greatest book-jacket designer. Kidd is 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 Jack Cole and Plastic Man. He also designed Mythology: The DC Comics Art of Alex Ross and wrote an exclusive Batman/Superman story illustrated by Ross for the book. In 2014 his title, Go: A Kidd's Guide to Graphic Design, made The New York Times Best Seller List. (Bowker Author Biography) — biography from The Cheese Monkeys: A Novel in Two Semesters… (more)
Mythology: The DC Comics Art of Alex Ross (Designer) 389 copies, 8 reviews
The Learners 292 copies, 18 reviews
Batman Animated (Designer) 209 copies, 2 reviews
Batman: The Complete History 196 copies, 2 reviews
Batman: Death by Design 161 copies, 12 reviews
Bizarro World (Writer) 112 copies
Batman Collected 105 copies
The Secret History (Designer, some editions) 18,442 copies, 514 reviews
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim (Cover designer, some editions) 12,973 copies, 193 reviews
Naked (Cover designer, some editions) 12,085 copies, 119 reviews
Thief of Time (Cover artist, some editions) 9,479 copies, 111 reviews
The Fifth Elephant (Cover designer, some editions) 9,423 copies, 101 reviews
The Truth (Cover designer, some editions) 8,146 copies, 83 reviews
Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain (Cover designer, some editions) 5,146 copies, 114 reviews
Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage (Cover designer, some editions) 4,202 copies, 198 reviews
Batman: Year One (Publication Design, some editions) 3,896 copies, 76 reviews
Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal (Cover designer, some editions) 2,372 copies, 159 reviews
Just My Type: A Book About Fonts (Foreword, some editions) 2,186 copies, 112 reviews
The Strange Library (Designer, some editions) 1,965 copies, 126 reviews
Soon I Will Be Invincible (Cover designer, some editions) 1,892 copies, 116 reviews
Men Without Women (Cover artist, some editions) 1,835 copies, 51 reviews
The Island of the Colorblind (Cover designer, some editions) 1,678 copies, 24 reviews
The New New Thing: A Silicon Valley Story (Cover designer, some editions) 1,315 copies, 19 reviews
The Secret History of Wonder Woman (Cover designer, some editions) 1,268 copies, 65 reviews
The Shock of the New (Cover designer, some editions) 1,162 copies, 5 reviews
Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic (Cover designer, some editions) 1,141 copies, 40 reviews
Buddha, Volume 1: Kapilavastu (Designer, some editions) 1,069 copies, 34 reviews
A Dead Man in Deptford (Cover designer, some editions) 857 copies, 18 reviews
Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery (Cover designer, some editions) 801 copies, 50 reviews
Flashman and the Angel of the Lord (Cover designer, some editions) 791 copies, 10 reviews
Voice of the Fire (Cover designer, some editions) 739 copies, 13 reviews
Peanuts: The Art of Charles M. Schulz (Introduction) 520 copies, 4 reviews
Make Good Art (Designer, some editions) 518 copies, 24 reviews
Tigerman (Jacket art director, some editions) 516 copies, 35 reviews
A Treacherous Paradise (Cover designer, some editions) 504 copies, 18 reviews
The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir Who Got Trapped in an IKEA Wardrobe (Cover designer, some editions) 455 copies, 24 reviews
Folklore and Fairy Tale Funnies (Designer) 327 copies, 7 reviews
Safe House (Cover designer, some editions) 316 copies, 4 reviews
Choice of Evil (Cover designer, some editions) 301 copies, 5 reviews
A Velocity of Being: Letters to a Young Reader (Illustrator) 212 copies, 3 reviews
The Boulevard of Broken Dreams (Editor) 195 copies, 13 reviews
The Mark Inside: A Perfect Swindle, a Cunning Revenge, and a Small History… (Cover designer, some editions) 124 copies, 3 reviews
All You Who Sleep Tonight (Cover designer, some editions) 112 copies
The Tonto Woman and Other Western Stories (Cover designer, some editions) 103 copies
What is Obscenity?: The Story of a Good For Nothing Artist and her Pussy (Cover Design, some editions) 60 copies, 3 reviews
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