Chip was across from me in the appetizers line the first night of the event. I asked him if he was having a better day. We had an animated conversation. About half way through I realized I had confused him with a completely different shaven-headed, glasses-wearing guy who had earlier told me he was having a crappy day. Then I compounded my error by admitting I had never heard of Chip or his book, Cheese Monkeys. Later I figured out just how well-known he is. It's kind of like when you get a new car, and you realize everyone else is driving it. Once I knew the name "Chip Kidd" it turned up everyplace.
(Full disclosure: Why do I have the feeling Chip has never Googled me?)
Anyway, Newsweek asked him for some of his favorite covers, and you can see the resulting slide show here.
To see some examples of his work, click here.