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Chip Kidd

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The Art of Charles M. Schultz: Chip Kidd on Our Lives with Shannon Fisher

Our Lives with Shannon Fisher

Shannon welcomes Chipp Kidd, a graphic artist and author of a new book, Only What's Necessary: Charles M. Schultz and the Art of Peanuts.  Only What's Necessary is filled with original art from the Charles M. Schultz archives, detailing his career from sketches as a child to his retirement from Peanuts. Shannon and Chip discuss Schultz' life from the perspective of his art. Our Lives with Shannon Fisher explores personal, political, and societal perspectives of the American experience. The show delves deeply into the worlds of writers, artists, celebrities, and community leaders and offers listeners food for thought on ways to better themselves and the world around them. Follow Shannon on Twitter: @MsShannonFisher. Copyrighted podcast solely owned by the Authors on the Air Global Radio Network. #ChipKidd #Art #CharlesMSchultz #AuthorsOnTheAir #Radio #Podcast #ShannonFisher #MsShannonFisher #AuthorInterviews #CharlesSchultz #GeoffSpear #Cartoons #Comics #Peanuts 

19mins

28 Aug 2021

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Batman Animated: Bruce Timm, Paul Dini, and Chip Kidd

Cartoonist Kayfabe

Ed's Links (Order RED ROOM!, Patreon, etc): https://linktr.ee/edpiskorJim's Links (Patreon, Store, social media): https://linktr.ee/jimrugg-------------------------E-NEWSLETTER: Keep up with all things Cartoonist Kayfabe through our new newsletter! News, appearances, special offers, and more - signup here for free: https://bit.ly/3eFPJ7b---------------------SNAIL MAIL! Cartoonist Kayfabe, PO Box 3071, Munhall, Pa 15120---------------------T-SHIRTS and MERCH: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/cartoonist-kayfabe---------------------Connect with us: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cartoonist.kayfabe/Twitter: https://twitter.com/CartoonKayfabeFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/Cartoonist.KayfabeEd's Contact info:https://Patreon.com/edpiskor https://www.instagram.com/ed_piskor https://www.twitter.com/edpiskor https://www.amazon.com/Ed-Piskor/e/B00LDURW7A/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1Jim's contact info:https://www.patreon.com/jimrugg https://www.jimrugg.com/shop https://www.instagram.com/jimruggart https://www.twitter.com/jimruggart https://www.amazon.com/Jim-Rugg/e/B0034Q8PH2/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1543440388&sr=1-2-ent

49mins

4 May 2021

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PEANUTS: The Art of Charles Schulz by Chip Kidd

Cartoonist Kayfabe

Ed's Links (Order RED ROOM!, Patreon, etc): https://linktr.ee/edpiskorJim's Links: https://linktr.ee/jimrugg-------------------------E-NEWSLETTER: Keep up with all things Cartoonist Kayfabe through our new newsletter! News, appearances, special offers, and more - signup here for free: https://bit.ly/3eFPJ7b---------------------SNAIL MAIL! Cartoonist Kayfabe, PO Box 3071, Munhall, Pa 15120---------------------T-SHIRTS and MERCH: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/cartoonist-kayfabe---------------------Connect with us: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cartoonist.kayfabe/Twitter: https://twitter.com/CartoonKayfabeFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/Cartoonist.KayfabeEd's Contact info:https://Patreon.com/edpiskor https://www.instagram.com/ed_piskor https://www.twitter.com/edpiskor https://www.amazon.com/Ed-Piskor/e/B00LDURW7A/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1Jim's contact info:https://www.patreon.com/jimrugg https://www.jimrugg.com/shop https://www.instagram.com/jimruggart https://www.twitter.com/jimruggart https://www.amazon.com/Jim-Rugg/e/B0034Q8PH2/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1543440388&sr=1-2-ent

26mins

30 Jan 2021

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How to find inspiration: Chip Kidd on the "Jurassic Park" book cover

Spark & Fire: Epic Creative Stories

What do you do when you’re stuck? Something else. Designer Chip Kidd got a dream assignment: Create the book cover for a soon-to-be-blockbuster: Michael Crichton's Jurassic Park. Oh, and make it iconic. When the pressure to perform is that high, it's easy to get creatively paralyzed. Chip recounts exactly how he got started and how he got unstuck — over and over — on the journey to create one of the best-known book covers of the 20th century. He tells the story in his own fast-paced, funny, pointed words, with lots of smart, actionable advice for anyone setting out on their own creative quest.A longtime book designer for Knopf, where he designed the cover for Jurassic Park and hundreds more books, Chip Kidd is the author of two novels, two nonfiction titles and a study of Batman. Follow him at @ChipKiddFollow along (transcript and lots of pictures) at sparkandfire.com/chipkiddSubscribe to the Spark & Fire weekly newsletter for images, stories and creative prompts: http://eepurl.com/hkmyMrSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

32mins

12 Jan 2021

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S1E16: Summer Blockbusters! (Featuring: Chip Kidd, Alex Ebel and Tongdee Panumaus)

Cover Decoder

It's hot outside but it’s about to get explosive in this blockbuster episode! Inks has excavated a prehistoric load of information for the iconic cover of Jurassic Park, Brengineer lurks in the shadows alongside the masked menace of Friday The Thirteenth and Tapes pumps up some 1986 muscle power with Predator. Teeth, promiscuous teenagers and firepower are all on the grill, so grab a bud light lime, kick back and enjoy.

1hr 49mins

19 Aug 2020

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BatForceRadioEp235: Chip Kidd Interview !

Batman

Prolific Graphic Designer and Batman Super Collector: Chip Kidd sits down with us to talk all things Batman! Tune in!

54mins

8 Jul 2020

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Chip Kidd on designing dust jackets and book identities

The Biblio File hosted by Nigel Beale

Chip Kidd is an American graphic designer best known for his book covers. Based in New York City, Kidd is arguably the most famous dust jacket designers in the world. He has been credited by many as having spawned "a revolution in the art of America book packaging,” despite having no recognizable style. In fact, he says that “A signature look is crippling… [because] the simplest and most effective solutions aren’t dictated by style.” It has been said by many that the history of book design can be split into two eras: before Kidd and after.  He went to work at Knopf in 1986. Today he is associate art director and freelances widely, designing in total, some 75 dust jackets a year.  We met in his offices at Knopf in New York to discuss his book Chip Kidd: Book 2. In so doing we talk about Meryl Streep, Haruki Murakami Martin Amis, the Eisner Awards, French kissing Neil Gaiman and connecting with authors, Alfred and Blanche Knopf, Sonny Mehta, D.A. Dwiggins, Paul Bacon, Geek Love, die cuts, Glamorama, the Yale Review, Chip's late husband poet and Yale Review editor J. D. McClatchy, Chris Ware, the Factory record label, Peter Seville, New Order album covers, the importance of dust jackets and identities, ebooks, death, being paid for your ideas and much more.  * This interview was recorded in October, 2019. Sonny Mehta died in December, 2019. 

51mins

27 Jan 2020

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Chris Ware + Chip Kidd

Design Matters with Debbie Millman

On this episode Debbie talks to designer Chip Kidd and his good friend, graphic novelist Chris Ware.

59mins

4 Nov 2019

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Chip Kidd part two

Person Place Thing with Randy Cohen

Our conversation with this terrific designer was part of the Museum of Arts and Design’s exhibition Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die: Punk Graphics 1976-1986. The musician was Lenny Kaye of the Patti Smith Group, a luminary of that era, who made a shocking revelation: he played in a fraternity band. 

27mins

28 Sep 2019

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Winning the War Against Machines With Chip Kidd, Part 2

Business Outlaws

“Frankly, I don’t think book covers sell books,” Chip Kidd tells the Outlaws. This statement from one of the preeminent book cover designers of the past 30 years is admittedly confusing, or it may be just be his expert spin on the idiom, don’t judge a book by its cover. “Books that are No. 1 on the bestseller list … I’ll look at it and think it’s the ugliest thing I’ve ever seen,” Kidd says. He also believes the covers of the wildly successful Harry Potter series are generic and conventional, but loved the cover of James Frey’s controversial and ultimately debunked book “A Million Little Pieces.”In part 2 of the Outlaws’ conversation with Chip Kidd, the discussion moves deeper into Kidd’s career as a graphic designer, as BigMike and Chris “Bulldog” Collins ask him about his use of color, if he tracks the sales of books he works on, and whether he has to be passionate about a project to work on it. “I can work on something that my heart isn’t totally in, as long as I don’t feel it’s a moral or ethical problem,” Kidd says.And of course, the Outlaws ask Kidd to advise his 24-year-old self. Aside from a few stock tips and advice on surviving in a digital world, there’s not much he would change.          “I’ve always kept my day job,” Kidd says. “I’m lucky, because I happen to love my day job, and I can’t begin to imagine what that’s like if you don’t.” See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

59mins

10 Sep 2019

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