Sartorial site Mr Porter asks five designers — Mat Maitland, Eddie Opara, Sagi Haviv, Edwin Van Gelder, and Chip Kidd — about their favourite typeface. Here’s Eddie Opara of Pentagram on Berthold Wolpe’s Albertus, the typeface used for the street signs of the City of London: I … Continue reading →
The threat of death… A warning… A memento mori… A comprehensive visual history of the human skull is surely an entire Steven Heller book in the making (I guess we’ll just have to make do with a Wikipedia page for … Continue reading →
In this interview from the AGI Open in London earlier this year, Chip Kidd talks about his work designing books covers, his involvement with comics and, of course, his obsession with Batman: You can read recent interviews with Chip discussing his … Continue reading →
Penn State alumnus Chip Kidd discusses his career at length in a recent interview conducted at the university by host Patty Satalia: Kidd’s novel The Cheese Monkeys is loosely based on his time at Penn State.
Part a series of videos about the workings of Random House, The Art of Cover Design features interviews with an impressive roster of designers: Marysarah Quinn, Robbin Schiff, Chip Kidd, Peter Mendelsund and Christopher Brand…
“The Bat-Man” by Chip Kidd and Tony Millionaire from Bizarro Comics #1. I can’t quite believe I haven’t seen this before… (via Martin Klasch) Could Have Been Something — José da Silva interviews Billy Childish for The White Review: Critics want you … Continue reading →
Billy Batson Chip Kidd, associate art director at publisher Alfred A. Knopf (as if you didn’t know), talks to NPR’s Weekend Edition about the future of book cover design: NPR WEEKEND EDITION: In the E-Book World, Are Book Covers a Dying Art?
Publisher, film distributor and rebel Barney Rosset has died aged 89. The Associated Press obituary is here: As publisher of Grove Press, Rosset was a First Amendment crusader who helped overthrow 20th century censorship laws in the United States and … Continue reading →
Kate Beaton’s Wonder Woman returns. Five-Pointed Stars of Pain — An excellent post on Dan Clowes and his latest book The Death- Ray at The Brooklyn Rail: Clowes engaged themes consistent with those of literary fiction in visual terms and in bookstore-friendly … Continue reading →
After posting my long overdue picks for 2010 last week, here are my selections for my favourite book covers of 2011. I’m currently reading Where The Stress Falls a collection of writing by Susan Sontag published in 2001. In an … Continue reading →