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Archives of "Rock Star" Graphic Designer and Penn State Alumnus Chip Kidd to be Housed at Penn State

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Chip Kidd with his sketch for the cover of Jurassic Park

Penn State’s University Libraries have acquired the archives of graphic designer, writer and Penn State Graphic Design alumnus Chip Kidd.

Kidd, dubbed “the closest thing to a rock star in graphic design” by USA Today, started work at Alfred A. Knopf in 1986, soon after graduating from Penn State. At Knopf he has created memorable book jackets for authors such as John Updike and Michael Crichton, including the iconic cover for Jurassic Park. Kidd is the recipient of the National Design Award for Communications (presented by the Cooper-Hewitt/Smithsonian) and will receive the American Institute of Graphic Arts medal for lifetime achievement in April. For the full story, click here.