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.