Chip Kidd Walks Fast and Likes a Stiff Drink Name: Chip KiddAge: 43Occupation: Associate art director at Knopf, singer and percussionist in the band artbreak, and the author of two novels, The Cheese Monkeys and the recently published The Learners.
Neighborhood: Upper East Side, “on the same street that Lucy and Ricky used to live on.”
Who’s your favorite New Yorker, living or dead, real or fictional?
I guess Truman Capote — he falls into all four of those categories.
What’s the best meal you’ve eaten in New York?
Not a fair question at all. Recently, it’s a tie between Una Pizza Napoletana and the new Blue Ribbon Sushi.
In one sentence, what do you actually do all day in your job?
I mainly surf eBay, porn, MySpace, the Drudge Report, and Ain’t It Cool News, all punctuated by fits of designing book covers.