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Cover Design Tips From the Pros - Posted June 2, 2014
How does one create an iconic book jacket? Riverhead Books art director Helen Yentus Delete and Knopf designer Oliver Munday tried to tackle that question at a Book Expo America panel. We've collected three design tips that they shared during the discussion. (1) Take risks. (2) While it is important to note ... [GalleyCat]

Wednesday Odds and Ends - Posted January 8, 2014
-ESPN has promoted Carrie Brzezinski to vice president of marketing solutions. As part of her new role, Brzesinki will handle sales marketing for ESPN's internal creative agency, CreativeWorks, while continuing to manage the sales marketing teams for ... [TVNewser]

Wednesday Odds and Ends - Posted January 8, 2014
-ESPN has promoted Carrie Brzezinski to vice president of marketing solutions. As part of her new role, Brzesinki will handle sales marketing for ESPN's internal creative agency, CreativeWorks, while continuing to manage the sales marketing teams for ... [AgencySpy]

Seven Questions for Vintage Magazine Founder Ivy Baer Sherman - Posted August 26, 2013
The new issue of Vintage Magazine, with linoleum-inspired covers by Chip Kidd. Below, editor-in-chief Ivy Baer Sherman in a photo by Victoria Jackson. ... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Seven Questions for Vintage Magazine Founder Ivy Baer Sherman - Posted August 26, 2013
The new issue of Vintage Magazine, with linoleum-inspired covers by Chip Kidd. Below, editor-in-chief Ivy Baer Sherman in a photo by Victoria Jackson. ... [UnBeige]

Amazon Opens Literary Imprint Called 'Little A' - Posted March 15, 2013
Amazon has created its own literary fiction imprint called Little A. Designer Chip Kidd created the logos for this new corner of Amazon Publishing. The new imprint will focus on novels, memoirs and story collections. It will include books by James Franco, A.L. Kennedy and... [GalleyCat]

Secret Freelancer Knowledge from Neil Gaiman - Posted March 11, 2013
In May, HarperCollins will publish Make Good Art, a Chip Kidd-designed book version of a Neil Gaiman commencement address. Gaiman's speech at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia went viral last year, sharing "secret ... [GalleyCat]

TED Presentations from Writers - Posted December 18, 2012
Do you need a boost of inspiration for the new year? We've compiled a list of five videos featuring writers who have given TED talks in 2012. Our list includes The Vagina Monologues playwright Eve Ensler, The Fault in Our Stars novelist John Green,... [GalleyCat]

Literary Barack Obama & Book Design Tips: Top Stories of the Week - Posted May 11, 2012
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Chip Kidd Offers Book Designing Tips - Posted May 7, 2012
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Chip Kidd Offers Book Designing Tips - Posted May 7, 2012
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Haruki Murakami's 1Q84 Cover Revealed By Chip Kidd - Posted March 28, 2011
Designer Chip Kidd has made covers for Haruki Murakami for years, and he unveiled his latest cover for 1Q84 (embedded above) at... [GalleyCat]

Haruki Murakami's 1Q84 Cover Revealed By Chip Kidd - Posted March 25, 2011
Designer Chip Kidd has made covers for Haruki Murakami for years, and he unveiled his latest cover for 1Q84 (embedded above) at... [semanticweb.com]

At Comic-Con, Chip Kidd Finds Batman, Syphilis - Posted July 24, 2009
Have the maddening, costumed crowds and inevitable internecine Star Wars/Trek-related feuds kept you from Comic-Con this year? Fear not, because Chip Kidd is on the scene! The designer (and comics expert) patrolled the convention floor yester... [UnBeige]

Fetish Art, Bat-Manga, and Other Comic Book Surprises - Posted July 23, 2009
While this GalleyCat editor has been depressed about missing the San Diego ComicCon, Vice Magazine's comic book-focused issue will make any recession-strapped convention absentee happy. The new issue features an interview with ... [GalleyCat]

Chip Kidd To Write Batman Comic - Posted June 10, 2009
Batman obsessive, book design guru, and author Chip Kidd will write a Batman story for DC Comics. According to Paste, Kidd has written or co-written three books about the Dark Knight. In 2008, the bo... [GalleyCat]

Authors Win Literary Triva Showdown - Posted March 25, 2009
Five authors beat out five agents and five editors at a literary trivia contest this week at a Slice Magazine fundraiser. GalleyCat missed the event, but the New Yorker's Book Bench reported on the "rowdy audience" at Dixon P... [GalleyCat]

Don't Let Superman's Birthplace Fall Into Ruin - Posted September 3, 2008
A few weeks ago, Brad Meltzer put out a video promoting The Book of Lies, in which the family life of Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel plays a significant role. As part of his research, Meltzer went to Cleveland to... [GalleyCat]

Chip Kidd's Artbreak to Play Joe's Pub - Posted July 25, 2008
The wait is almost over. Artbreak, the music project destined to make Chip Kidd a rock star as well as a graphic design star, is breaking out with its live full-set debut at J... [UnBeige]

Chip Kidd to Rock "Design Matters" Today - Posted January 18, 2008
Crank up your Harmon Kardon SoundSticks, Debbie Millman tells us that Chip Kidd will be playing some music by his band Artbreak on today's "Design Matters"! His ... [UnBeige]

Chip Kidd On Batman, His Cut of That Pesky Dinosaur Skeleton, and Finally, On Stage! - Posted January 15, 2008
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"Design Matters" Season Five Schedule Announced - Posted January 2, 2008
Effervescent host (and quite the hostess as well) Debbie Millman has leaked the new season of "Design Matters" to UnBeige first, kicking off January 18 with our ... [UnBeige]

UnBeige Looks Back: See You In the Future, Mr. Powers! - Posted December 31, 2007
Maybe because it's so fresh in our mind, but non-designer Michael Wolff's Dr. Evil impression sure does stick out as our favorite design memory of the year (Wolf... [UnBeige]

UnBeige Looks Back: The Year In How Cool It Was To Be Chip Kidd - Posted December 31, 2007
Who did the baddest book cover design of them all? He did. Who won a National Design Award and the... [UnBeige]

New York Holiday Party Report - Posted December 20, 2007
Thanks for the invitations, New York design community (or in some cases, not having a list at the door). Here's where we found ourselves drinking free toddies this week... Rockwell Group Address: Bowlmor Lanes Crowd: Rockwell Group employees Specialty Cocktail: Bullshot, served by "celebrity bartender" Laurie Rosenwald... [UnBeige]

Chip Kidd: Now an Even Closer Thing to a Rock Star - Posted December 20, 2007
When we first heard that Chip Kidd would be playing with his band Artbreak for the first time anywhere last night, we were intrigued for sure, but wondered...would they be any good? From our top-secret embedded design/rock critic who tossed more t... [UnBeige]

Chip Kidd and the Artbreak-ers: A Little Light Reading - Posted December 19, 2007
According to our top-level informant/groupie embedded at tonight's highly-anticipated Artbreak (get it?) concert, Chip Kidd took the stage for a brief reading from his new novel ... [UnBeige]

The Closest Thing to a Rock Star In Graphic Design Becomes an Actual Rock Star - Posted December 19, 2007
He asked where his groupies were. The answer: The Lion's Den, 11pm, New York City. Hmmmm, now what would a Chip Kidd groupie wear...a Jurassic Park t-shirt? ... [UnBeige]

The GUM Guys Dedicate Themselves to Being Lemon Men - Posted December 12, 2007
Before we lost our minds in Miami, we met up over PBRs, ever so briefly, with Kevin Grady and Colin Metcalf, who were in town giving a presentation at Art Center. You might remember their bubblicious GUM, which was kinda like a comic book, kinda lik... [UnBeige]

Best Book Covers of 2007? You Be the Judge - Posted November 20, 2007
The nice people at Murketing directed us towards the first of many, many, many, many, many, many, many end of the year round up lists, compiled by The Book Design Review blog. Peruse these picks of the best book covers of 2007... [UnBeige]

At Home With the Closest Thing to a Rock Star In Graphic Design - Posted November 7, 2007
When not being a slave to the beat, Chip Kidd hangs his Walter Gropius-styled eyeglasses in a now-famous apartment in New York. While not the ... [UnBeige]

One More Dinosaur Bone To Pick - Posted June 11, 2007
Add another chapter to the Chip Kidd-Howard Grossman epic Jurassic vs. Tyrannosaurs book cover battle. Lisa Turner sends us the tiny image y... [UnBeige]

HOW, You Ask? - Posted April 9, 2007
Our friends at HOW were kind enough to remind us that their annual conference is just around the corner--June 10-13 to be exact--and in order to save a few bucks, you'll want to sign up before April 13. They just keep adding UnBeige favorites to the Atlanta lineup: Chip Kidd, Steff... [UnBeige]

The Nerve-Salon.com-The Onion-College Humor-mb.com Party - Posted March 14, 2007
Where to begin in our extensive SXSW party coverage? How about early evening on the only night it hadn't been raining at sundown. We made our way over to Club de Ville, where the ... [UnBeige]

Times Admits Reporter Paid Teen Porn Star | Voice 'Nasty' To Blum | Jann Wenner's Kidd | March Ad Madness - Posted March 7, 2007
NYT: Acknowledges reporter paid $2,000 to teen porn source. [AP] Jann Wenner: Gets renowned book-jacket designer Chip Kidd for Rolling Stone 40th birthday trilogy... [Fishbowl NY]

Times Admits Reporter Paid Teen Porn Star | Voice 'Nasty' To Blum | Jann Wenner's Kidd | March Ad Madness - Posted March 7, 2007
NYT: Acknowledges reporter paid $2,000 to teen porn source. [AP] Jann Wenner: Gets renowned book-jacket designer Chip Kidd for Rolling Stone 40th birthday trilogy... [FishbowlNY]

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