Chip Kidd, one of the greatest and most renowned graphic designers in the world, is also known as one of the world’s greatest Batman afficionados, and he is bringing his Manhattan Batman exhibition, “Batman Black and White: Sketch Covers, Commissioned by Chip Kidd” to Mainspace ARTSPACE in downtown Shreveport on June 24, 2022. “BatFans” will have a chance to meet Kidd and hear him talk about his work on Saturday, June 25 at 5pm.
The event is free and open to the public.
Kidd is unquestionably a “Batmaniac.” When he was commissioned by DC Comics in 2012 to write a Batman story for its “Batman: Black and White” anthology comics title, Kidd was inspired to invite some of the world’s greatest illustrators to sketch Batman black and white covers.
Rob Pistella, a curator of the Society of Illustrators in New York City (where part of this exhibit originated), says that “Kidd has a profound understanding of the Batman character and likes having people who wouldn’t usually draw comics do covers for him that bring another richness to this collection. The result has been a magnificent exhibition of design creativity.”
Kidd is also the designer of the Jurassic Park logo. You can watch his process for designing the logo below.