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Chip Kidd

Stretch Conference Speaker


Chip Kidd is a graphic designer and writer in New York City. His 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.

He is a recip­i­ent of the National Design Award for Com­mu­ni­ca­tions, the industry’s high­est honor.

Kidd’s mono­graph, CHIP KIDD: BOOK ONE was pub­lished in Octo­ber of 2006 by Riz­zoli Inter­na­tional, with an intro­duc­tion by John Updike and fea­tur­ing over 800 works, span­ning two decades, from 1986 through 2006.

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, was pub­lished in Feb­ru­ary of 2008 to tremen­dous acclaim.