Chip Kidd: Book One

Chip Kidd: Book One

Mark Melnick Graphic Design, New York, New York, 2005

Description

Since I am primarily a book-jacket designer, and since the subject of this book is arguably the world’s most well-known book-jacket designer, I considered it to be an ideal project.

Juror Notes

A book in which the pages have literally outgrown their binding. An apt metaphor for a designer who has outgrown his own niche. Jam-packed with covers and sketches. The sheer amount and quality of the work is dizzying and electrifying.

This is a fine howdy-do: a hardcover book that is only half covered, and designed by none other than one of our preeminent book-cover designers. Seriously, though, this compendium of Chip’s work to date is nothing less than a survey of our literary tastes, cultural icons and font fetishes. To boot, the anecdotes, almost were’s, and inspirational sources make this “your book of books”!

Collections: 50 Books/50 Covers of 2005
Discipline: Book design
Format: Book

Credits

Design firm
Mark Melnick Graphic Design
Art director
Chip Kidd
Designer
Mark Melnick
Jacket designers
Chip Kidd, Mark Melnick
Photographer
Geoff Spear
Production director
Anet Sirna-Bruder
Trim size
12 x 9 inches
Pages
400
Typefaces
Twentieth Century MT, Bulmer MT
Publisher/client
Rizzoli
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