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Kidd’s book jacket designs for Alfred A. Knopf (where he has worked since 1986) have helped spawn a revolution in the art of American book packaging. “The history of book design can be split into two eras: before graphic designer Chip Kidd and after.” (Time Out New York)
Presented on the occasion of the exhibition “Dancing by the Light of the Moon: the Art of Fred Marcellino” in Central Library’s Getty Gallery

A comprehensive monograph of Kidd's work, Chip Kidd: Book One was published in October of 2005. The introduction is by John Updike and the 400 page book features over 800 works, spanning two decades, from 1986 through 2006. Kidd was a finalist for the 2006 National Design Award for communications, and in the fall of the same year his work was included in the Cooper-Hewitt Museum's third National Design Triennial. The Cheese Monkeys, Kidd's first novel, was published by Scribner in fall of 2001 and was a national bestseller, as well as a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. His second novel, The Learners, will be published in February of 2008.


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