Chip Kidd, Associate Art Director, Knopf, Peter Mendelslund, Art Director, Pantheon Press and Stephen Doyle, Creative Director, Doyle Partners; Design Contributor, New York Times and Wired, discuss whether cutting edge visual design can save the print industry. The talk is moderated by Darhil Crooks, Creative Director, The Atlantic.
Darhil Crooks is Creative Director for
Stephen Doyle, creative director, is the winner of the National Design Award for Communication for 2010. He lectures frequently here and abroad, talking about where ideas come from...and where they go. Previously at M&Co., Rolling Stone and Esquire, he's a member of AIGA, and was elected to the Alliance Graphique Internationale in 1995. Stephen teaches in the graduate program at The School of Visual Arts and has taught at Yale, The Cooper Union and NYU. He lives in Greenwich Village with his wife and two children.
Chip Kidd is a Designer/Writer in New York City (and Stonington, CT, and Palm Beach, FL). His book cover designs for Alfred A. Knopf, where he has worked non-stop since 1986, have helped create a revolution in the art of American book packaging. He is the recipient of the National Design Award for Communications, as well at the Use of Photography in Design award from the International Center of Photography. And a bunch of other stuff. Kidd has published two novels, The Cheese Monkeys and The Learners, as well as Batman: Death By Design, an original graphic novel published by DC Comics and illustrated by Dave Taylor. He is also the author of several books about comics, notably 'Peanuts: The Art of Charles M. Schulz', 'Mythology: The DC Comics Art of Alex Ross', 'Batman: Animated', 'Jack Cole and Plasticman' (with Art Spiegelman), 'Batman Collected', 'Shazam! The Golden Age of the World's Mightiest Mortal', 'Bat-Manga: The Secret History of Batman in Japan.' He is also the co-author and designer of 'True Prep,' the sequel to the beloved 'Official Preppy Handbook.' A distinguished and prolific Lecturer, Kidd has spoken at Princeton, Yale, Harvard, RISD and a zillion other places. His 2012 TED talk has garnered over 400,000 hits as of this writing, and is cited as one of the 'funniest of the year.' Lots more to tell, the above barely scratches the surface. Just ask.
Peter Mendelsund is a Designer and Art Director at Knopf.