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Chip Kidd on Chip Kidd: Book One, Work: 1986-2006

Chip Kidd

“My career is riding on the backs of Knopf’s authors— is how I totally see it. It’s not the other way around.”

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Chip Kidd #2

Chip Kidd

“A part of what I feel is not great is when authors — or authors and their agents, or agents on behalf of their authors — come to me and they want me to design their books because they think it will solve all their problems for them. And now I can safely say, I designed my own book cover for my novel and it was not a runaway success.”

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Abelardo Morell

Abelardo Morell

“In a way, photography has been my way of thinking, putting some thoughts together in a stretch—enough to make the picture ask questions, philosophical questions about the world.”

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Annette Lemieux

Annette Lemieux

“If I couldn’t do my work, it would be as if someone took the air out of me. It was a necessity to survive. So it would have been that or die. I didn’t have a choice. So I just worked my ass off.”

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Chip Kidd

Chip Kidd

“I live with a real writer. A real writer is someone for whom it is much, much more natural and doesn’t have to work at it nearly as much. And certainly someone who is much better read than I am.”

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Ben Katchor

“If you go to a small press fair, it’s like world of publishing for the visually blind. They don’t really want to look at anything.”

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