Chip Kidd is a graphic designer and writer. His first novel, The Cheese Monkeys, was a national bestseller and a New York TimesNotable Book of the Year. His first book, Batman Collected, was awarded the Design Distinction award from ID magazine. He also designed, edited, and added commentary to the book of the art of Charles Schulz, Peanuts. He has a way of making his designs simple yet understandable. I really enjoyed researching him and his different book covers. I especially like his TIME magazine cover from July 2009. For more information, his site is http://www.goodisdead.com.