Chip Kidd -- NEW VENUE - DAYS INN, 240 S. Pugh St.
Due to enthusiastic public interest, Chip Kidd will now speak at the DAYS INN, 240 S. Pugh Street at 7:15pm on Thursday, April 4th.
Free and open to the public. Limited seating is first come, first-served.
"...'the closest thing to a rock star' in graphic design." - USA Today
Join us to hear graphic design legend and Penn State alum Chip Kidd speak about creativity and design.
A graduate of Penn State's College of Arts and Architecture, Kidd helped launch a revolution in the art of American book design. He joined Random House's Knopf imprint in 1986, and has been creating spectacularly innovative book covers ever since. From Michael Crichton's Jurassic Park to David Sedaris's Naked, Kidd's book jackets are tantalizing, unexpected and highly memorable.
The multi-talented Kidd has published two novels, The Cheese Monkeys, a New York Times Notable Book based on his first year as a design student at Penn State, and its widely acclaimed encore, The Learners. He also co-authored and designed the best-selling True Prep, sequel to the iconic Official Preppy Handbook.
A lifelong, passionate comics fan, Kidd authored the original graphic novel Batman: Death By Design, as well as numerous other books on comics including Peanuts: The Art of Charles M. Schultz, Batman: Animated, Jack Cole and Plasticman (with Art Spiegelman) and Shazam! The Golden Age of the World's Mightiest Mortal.
A winner of numerous awards, Kidd is a witty and popular speaker. His funny, smart 2012 TED talk has garnered over 650,000 hits. His sure-to-be fascinating 2013 SCHLOW talk is sponsored by the Friends of Schlow Library.
Free and open to the public. Limited seating is first-come, first-served.