Chip Kidd

aiga nebraska poster by Donovan Beery

jurassic park

Chip Kidd (b. 1964) is an American author and graphic designer, known for his innovative book covers. He is currently associate art director at Knopf, an imprint of Random House. He first joined the Knopf design team in 1986,  as a junior assistant. Kidd also supervises graphic novels at Pantheon.

His output includes cover concepts for books by Bret Easton Ellis, Haruki Murakami, Dean Koontz, Cormac McCarthy, Frank Miller, Alex Ross, David Sedaris, John Updike and others. His design for Michael Crichton’s Jurassic Park novel was carried over into marketing for the film adaptation. Oliver Sacks and other authors have contract clauses stating that Kidd design their books. Kidd is currently working with writer Lisa Birnbach on True Prep, a follow-up to her 1980 book The Official Preppy Handbook.

2 Comments to “Chip Kidd”

  1. The poster you show in the post is not actually one by Chip Kidd, but one I worked on with Nicole Blauw for a presentation he was doing in Nebraska. Story of the poster here. Us talking to Chip while he was in Omaha here.

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