Sunday, January 19, 2014

Kidd Papers Come Home to Penn State

The Special Collections Library has acquired the papers and related materials from design "rock star" Chip Kidd. 

Kidd’s archives include works from his youth until the present. His student portfolio work from Penn State as well as drafts for the cover of “Jurassic Park” are among the more than 250 boxes of materials now housed in The Eberly Family Special Collections Library. The collection includes original artwork, sketches, separations, page proofs and original printed versions for each of Kidd’s several hundred published dust jacket and book designs; many of these have extensive handwritten mark-ups and corrections illuminating the artist’s creative process as well as the progression of works from concept through production. Approximately one terabyte of digital data complements these items, including files from nearly the entirety of Kidd’s career. As much of Kidd’s artistic and literary composition over the past fifteen years has been born digital, this portion of the archive includes the full record of many of his most iconic designs, as well original drafts of his written works, lectures and working notes.

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