This book, a work of great graphic interest in itself, presents the recent work of a designer described as “a design demigod,” and “the closest thing to a rock star” in graphic design.
According to the Huffington Post, “Chip Kidd is the Meryl Streep of book design.” Universally recognized as an American master of contemporary book design and the most prolific cover designer in American design. At the forefront of a revolution in publishing, Kidd’s iconic covers, in large part inspired by memorabilia and comics, have influenced an entire generation of design practitioners in many fields.
Chip Kidd: Book Two collects all of his book covers and designs from 2007 to 2017. We see not just hundreds of his recent projects, but the working processes behind them—thoughts, sketches, revisions, and outright failures in addition to more than a few triumphs. The best-selling authors he has worked with includ Haruki Murakami, Cormac McCarthy, Orhan Pamuk, David Sedaris, Francis Ford Coppola, J.J. Abrams, DC Comics, and Paramount Pictures. Kidd leads the reader through each step of the design journey along the way, culminating in a section on how to write and art direct a graphic novel, using as an example his New York Times-bestselling “Batman: Death by Design.” With a continued passion for unconventional and forward-thinking designs, this volume is sure to bring fresh inspirations to design aficionados, book lovers, pop-culture fanatics, comics fans, and design students
The 320 page hardcover will be published by Rizzoli on September 26, 2017 and retail for $60.