Writer and graphic designer Chip Kidd stopped by CJSR to talk about his work in the world of publishing. Even if you've never heard his name before, chances are you've seen one of his books. Dubbed by many as the closest thing to a rock star in the graphic design world, Kidd has designed more than 1500 book covers for authors like David Sedaris and Cormac McCarthy, and is best known for creating the iconic T-rex graphic for Michael Crichton's Jurassic Park.
By day, Kidd is the associate art director at Knopf, an imprint of Random House. By night, he is a talented writer of graphic novels. His first novel, The Cheese Monkeys, is a satire about his experiences as a graphic design student at Penn State. Kidd's most recent novel is entitled Batman: Death by Design.
Check out Chip Kidd's free public lecture at Grant MacEwan University's John L. Haar Theatre at 5pm on Wednesday, January 22. For more information visit macewan.ca.