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"...a fantastic period piece about architecture, politics, and murder."—Publishers Weekly
"...crisp, clean style that is both awe-inspiring and regal."—IGN
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Chip Kidd is a graphic designer and writer living in New York City and Stonington, Connecticut. His first novel, The Cheese Monkeys, was a national bestseller and a New York Times Notable Book. His first book, Batman Collected, was awarded the Design Distinction award from ID magazine. He is the co-author and designer of the two-time Eisner award-winning book Batman Animated. He is the editor-at-large for Pantheon, where he has overseen the publication of Chris Ware's Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth, Dan Clowes's David Boring, and the definitive book of the art of Charles Schulz, Peanuts (designed, edited, and with commentary by Kidd). He has also written about graphic design and popular culture for The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, Details, The New York Observer, McSweeney's, Vogue, The New York Post, ID, and Print. His book jacket designs for Alfred A. Knopf (where he is associate art director) have helped spawn a revolution in the art of American book packaging. His work has been featured in Vanity Fair, Eye, Print, Entertainment Weekly, The New Republic, Time, Graphis, New York, and ID magazines, and he is a regular contributor of to The New York Times' Op-Ed page.
I am 26 and have only been reading comics for 3 months and loved this book! The art was phenomenal in the story was good also in my opinion.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
GREAT ARTWORK AND STORY LINE. THE ARTWORK AND PLOT MAKES THE READER TRANSPORTED TO A TIME THE BATMAN FIRST APPEARED IN THE PUBLIC EYE. Read morePublished 7 months ago by TIGER 11
This is a perfect rendition of batman. Beautifully illustrated and good story. If you grew up loving the afternoon art deco "Batman: The Animated Series" you'll love this... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Christa Young
This book has a really cool visual take on Batman and Gotham. However, it is one of the weaker stories.Published 8 months ago by M, Eric Lewis
Batman: Death by Design is a unique Batman graphic novel due to it's exceptional artwork, but in the story department it comes across a bit lackluster. Read morePublished 13 months ago by J. Gatsby
This story reads like a classic 1940s film. First of all, the art is incredible. It's not just the sophisticated, Bob Kane-inspred pencil drawings, but also the retro styling of... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Corey Douglas
The book is really nice, over sized, you can see the pencils, but the story is very generic.
It is nice to show and to collect, but not that great to read
If you are fan of Batman(and who isn't) then you when like this book. The art is some of the best I have seen in awhile, the story great. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Jamie Langley
This is a really great book - with a very unique look and feel. Great for any Batman fan or collector.Published on August 14, 2013 by William Hemmingson