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Chip Kidd

editor-at-large, Pantheon

Editor-at-large for Pantheon and associate art director for Alfred A. Knopf, Chip Kidd has been called “the closest thing to a rock star” in graphic design by USA Today and “the world’s greatest book jacket designer” by James Ellroy. Having designed covers for John Updike, Cormac McCarthy, Augusten Burroughs, David Sedaris, Gish Jen, Michael Crichton, and Haruki Marukami among others, Kidd has helped spawn a revolution in the art of American book packaging. His work has been featured in Vanity Fair, Eye, Print, Entertainment Weekly, The New Republic, Time, Graphis, New York, and ID magazines, and he is a regular contributor of visual commentary to the Op-Ed page of The New York Times. He is the author of two bestselling novels, The Cheese Monkeys and The Learners, both of which were named New York Times Notable Books. He is the co-author and designer of the two-time Eisner-award-winning Batman Animated, and his book Batman Collected, was awarded the Design Distinction award from ID magazine. His newest collaboration, True Prep, with The Preppy Handbook’s Lisa Birnbach, offers a 21st century update on the 1.3 million copy bestselling phenomenon that advocated for the “virtues of pink and green.”