Thursday, February 21, 2008

Cover Design in Boston

I'm going to get the ball rolling here by sharing a little bit about what's going on in the world of cover design in the chilly city of Boston today. There are two really exciting events happening tonight: renowned designer Chip Kidd will be at the Borders on Boylston street this evening at 6PM to promote his new book, The Learners, a follow up to his highly-acclaimed novel The Cheese Monkeys. Chip's website goodisdead also just informed me that he will be coming to see our Texan contributor Sarah Martin in Austin in just a few days! Click here
for some more information on both appearances. Luckily, I work just above the Borders location (in the same building!) so I will be heading down shortly to pick up a copy and listen to Chip speak. He is supposedly quite the character, so this is definitely worth checking out if you are also in the area tonight, or if you plan to be in Austin next Monday.

And continuing with the book design theme for this evening, the AIGA's selections for the 2007 50 Books/50 Covers show are currently on exhibit at The Art Institute of Boston! The opening reception is tonight from 5PM-7PM, but if you can't make it this evening it will be up until March 8th. The show will feature 100 examples of outstanding book and cover designs from 2007. The exhibit opened in New York back in September and has now come to AIB for a short while. A must see for anyone interested in publishing at its best— I'll definitely be stopping in later this week! Here for a list of the winners.


Sarah Martin said...

Love Love Love Chip Kidd! I am going in Austin Monday. Thanks Tess!

Tess Mattern said...

Awesome, tell me what you think!! It was pretty cool to see him in person– bought his new book while I was there but I really wish I had the Cheese Monkeys with me as well (most people brought a LOT of his work with them)