August 24, 2008

Video: CHIP KIDD Talks About His New Batman Book Titled BAT-MANGA: THE SECRET HISTORY OF BATMAN IN JAPAN

Chip Kidd is a very famous "Book Designer". He has designed hundreds of book covers that are really famous, many you would know. He's also a very serious Vintage Batman Toy Collector & a few years ago he wrote an awesome book titled BATMAN: COLLECTED. The book was sort-of a reference book for the old 60's toys but had a very unique art direction, a great book! Well, later this year he will come out with another book titled BAT-MANGA: THE SECRET HISTORY OF BATMAN IN JAPAN. Basically it's going to reprint some old lost forgotten Japanese Manga stories from the 60's. It's also gonna focus on many cool Japanese Batman Toys from that time period. I imagine that some of the toys are from his personal collection but he has also teamed up with Saul Ferris, who probably contributes many of the toys, as he has a HUGE collection. The photo up above is what the hardback cover is gonna look like ( there will be a different cover for both the paperback & the hardback ). But posted down below is a recent lecture he gave showing just a few of the amazing Vintage Batman Toys from Japan that will be featured...I can't wait!!


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3 comments:

whatistechnoagain said...

Hahaha, that book is already on my wishlist!

tomztoyz said...

Yes, I am totally excited about this book too. Chip Kidd does great work so the actual design of the book will be beautiful. Plus, I know the guy who has the Japanese toys & his collection is insane...it's gonna be real good!

whatistechnoagain said...

Whoo!

It's a different kind of Batman book, which is cool.