Chip Kidd is Veep at Knopf

Book Design: Before Chip Kidd and After

Chip Kidd has been promoted to VP and Art Director at Knopf and graphic editor at Pantheon. Since joining Knopf in 1986, Kidd has become one of the most influential, prolific book cover designers. He has designed book covers for Knopf authors such as Michel Crichton, Bret Easton Ellis, James Ellroy, Robert Hughes, Kazuo Ishiguro, Henry Louis Gate Jr., Jill Lapore, Cormac McCarthy, JD McClatchy, Jay McInerney, Gabriel García Marquez, Haruki Murakami, David Remnick, Oliver Sacks, Donna Tartt, John Updike, and Elie Wiesel. Kidd has also served as editor-at-large for graphic novels at Pantheon since 2000, working with such artists as Daniel Clowes, Art Spiegelman, and Chris Ware. In 2005, Time Out New York declared, “The history of book design can be split into two eras: before graphic designer Chip Kidd and after.” He was featured on the front cover of GDUSA magazine in 2014 and was named among the most influential graphic designers of the 21st century in our 50th anniversary reader poll.