Chip Kidd Quotes

Charles (Chip) Kidd (born September 12, 1964) is an American graphic designer, best known for his innovative book covers. Based in New York city, Kidd has become one of the most famous book cover designers to date.

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I think too many comic book covers are way too busy, crammed with far too much information, both visual and verbal, that just becomes a dull noise.

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I often get asked, 'Is the book dead?' It hasn't happened yet. It's different than music. Music was always meant to be pure sound - it started out as pure sound and now it's pure sound again. But books started out as things. Words on paper began as words on paper. The paperback book is the best technology to deliver that information to you.

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Never fall in love with an idea. They're whores: if the one you're with isn't doing the job, there's always, always, always another.

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I still have a steady stream of book cover work. I'm grateful for it. Viva le book!

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I think the genre of comics sometimes overtakes the medium, and people assume that they are kind of frivolous. If you have a good, strong story teller, they can be as affecting as any character in literature. Period.

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I had no idea what I was doing, I had no idea where I was going, but at some point I stopped â?? when to keep going would seem like I was going too far.

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If you intend to die, you can do anything.

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I am all for the iPad, but trust me - smelling it will get you nowhere.

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Yes, Garnett Grey was an Architect. Were a psychoanalyst to approach him from behind, tap his shoulder, and say 'Humanity,' Garrett'd spin and respond, without hesitation, 'Solvable'.

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I really liked the design of Batman. I liked the concept. There's a lot more you can do with Batman than most other superheroes.

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Never fall in love with an idea. They're whores...

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Nothing worth knowing can ever be taught in a classroom.

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But at the end of the day, you can't major in Making Stuff, so it was Art by default.

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If you can properly define the problem, then you've already defined the solution as well.

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Limits are possibilities. ... Formal restrictions, contrary to what you might think, free you up by allowing you to concentrate on purer ideas. ... You can be crippled by too many choices, especially if you don't know what your goals are.

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