Monday, August 13, 2012

Jurassic Park Book Cover Designer Chip Kidd

In a March 2012 talk, book cover designer Chip Kidd shared his experience of designing the cover of Jurassic Park. Kidd also designed the covers for The Lost World, Rising Sun, Disclosure, Airframe, and Timeline.

After Michael Crichton died in November 2008, Kidd remembered Crichton in an interview:
When 'The Lost World' (the 1997 sequel to "Jurassic Park") came out, I saw him at the book-release party and he posed for pictures with my family," Kidd said. "He was very gracious. And he was really tall. He seemed like he stepped out of his own TV show. He was literally larger than life, beyond smart and very good-looking.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Hello Again!

Hello Again!

I’m so sorry I was away for so long. But I have a little treat that you may enjoy.

The latest edition to my Michael Crichton archives is an April 1972 issue of Harper’s Bazaar. On p. 138 is an article by Betsy L. Freund titled “Is Michael Crichton Superman?” Freund interviewed Crichton for the article. A couple of highlights:
“Crichton says The Terminal Man was written as a direct result of the reviews and letters he received after the publication of The Andromeda Strain.”
“His next book, Leading Women, is a series of interviews with 13 Hollywood actresses, none of whom he identifies. ‘It will probably be very weird.’”
I’ve been researching Michael Crichton for decades and this is the first I’ve heard of this nonfiction former work-in-progress. Crichton has mentioned other unrealized projects in his writings and interviews. I’ll work on compiling a list.