Chip Kidd is one of the most prolific book cover designers in American design history. Educated at Penn State, he started designing covers for Knopf in 1986, where he was responsible for 75 book covers a year. He is a three-time Eisner Award-winning author, art director, and designer of Batman Collected, Batman: Animated (co-author), Peanuts: The Art of Charles M. Schulz, Mythology: The DC Comics Art of Alex Ross, Bat-Manga!: The Secret History of Batman in Japan, the graphic novel Batman: Death by Design andMarvelocity: The Marvel Comics Art of Alex Ross. He is also the author of two novels, The Cheese Monkeys, which became a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and The Learners, which picked up where the first left off. Kidd is the recipient of the National Design Award for Communications and the Lifetime Achievement medal from the American Institute of Graphic Arts.