NEAT NERDY THINGS!
Who needs Paul Goldberger and Michael Kimmelman when you have Batman? The Observer knows where we will be on May 30, when three of our favorite things collide: Chip Kidd, Gotham City and architecture criticism.
Mr. Kidd has created a new Batman Graphic novel for DC Comics called Death By Read More
On the occasion of his 25th anniversary of designing book covers for Knopf, Chip Kidd discusses the design for the cover of Haruki Murakami’s new novel, 1Q84. Mr. Kidd engaged in “positive-negative play with the cover and the binding” that allows the subject on the cover to “exist in two different planes of reality.”
For the last decade acclaimed Upper West Side horror novelist Peter Straub has followed the ABC soap opera One Life to Live with such dogged enthusiasm that earlier this year the producers awarded him a walk-on role.
“I played retired detective Pete Braust,” Mr. Straub said recently, during his customary midday writing break for lunch Read More
Like a verdant interval at Yaddo or a sepulchral black-and-white author photo by Marion Ettlinger, a snazzy book cover by Chip Kidd has distinct cachet in Manhattan literary circles (what’s left of them, anyway). The difference is that Mr. Kidd has managed to maintain an unsnobbish aura, though he works for Knopf, still the poshest Read More