11/19/2010 02:57 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Book Cover Designer Chip Kidd Says Writing Books Was A 'Natural Evolution'

Chip Kidd is probably the coolest cat whose name you don't know. Both author and graphic designer, Kidd takes turns using words and images to create unforgettable landscapes. As a book cover designer, he designs the covers for the works of David Sedaris, Raymond Chandler, Gore Vidal, and Michael Crichton. Kidd's keen eye is also responsible for the cover of William Shatner's Star Trek Memories, and some of his best work can be seen on the covers of Batman and Superman special issues.

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