New York-based designer and writer Chip Kidd has revolutionized the art of American book packaging. He has worked with Alfred A. Knopf since 1986, and over the years he has received a National Design Award from Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York. Kidd has authored two novels, The Cheese Monkeys and The Learners, as well as Batman: Death By Design, an original graphic novel published by DC Comics and illustrated by Dave Taylor. He has also authored several books about comics. Kidd’s newest book, Go: A Kidd’s Guide to Graphic Design, will be released by Workman Publishing in October.
The Wm. O. Steinmetz ’50 Designer-in-Residence program was established to enhance MICA’s design culture by bringing outstanding practitioners to campus to share their valuable experiences and perspectives with students, faculty, and the public. The residency was created thanks to an endowment fund established by Steinmetz’s spouse, Betty Cooke ’46 (art education), as well as gifts from others in honor of him. Steinmetz and Cooke are active volunteers, donors, and former faculty members; Steinmetz also serves as a trustee.
Chip Kidd. (Photo by John Madere)
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