However, it is one of the weaker stories. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. The award winning graphic designer Chip Kidd turns his hand to writing his first graphic novel and what a subject to land on for your debut - a Batman book! Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Excellent premise. Although I respect Chip Kidd and his aesthetic sensibilities, I don't think he was in full control of them during the creation of this book. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. Yet not much more like designed mediocrity really. Anyone with half a brain can figure that out for themselves. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. Was fun, I read this for second time. Set during our hero's early years, the crime story has more style than substance - there's not much of a mystery, and Joker's appearance was incongruous - but it was an agreeable way to kill an hour before an appointment. Holy shaftjob! Batman: Death by Design: Kidd, Chip, Taylor, Dave: 9781401234539: Books - Amazon.ca. Batman: Death By Design centers around the construction of a new train station in Gotham to replace the old, rundown Wayne Central Station. Batman: Death by Design: Sold by: DC Comics: Format: NOOK Book: Pages: 112: File size: 63 MB: Note: This product may take a few minutes to download. Skip to main content.sg. Reviewed in the United States on January 20, 2014. 9 of 9 Liked It 3.9 Avg. That was pretty cool. There was a problem loading your book clubs. His first novel. As someone who hasn't read much Batman, and found a lot of it to be far too self-consciously dark and deconstructionist, I found myself enjoying that Kidd decided to go almost entirely in the other direction, openly embracing the goofier elements of the mythos while still committing to telling a smart, engaging story. Pretty much whenever I read any Batman story, the first question I consider is whether it would have been a natural fit for. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Bruce Wayne favorisiert einen Komplettabriss mit anschließendem zeitgemäßeren Neubau - auch um unter dem Gebäude einen Verteiler für ein höchst privates Verkehrssystem einzurichten. This is a comic that is overly designed. Chip Kidd conjures some very subtle characterizations, with dialogue to match. We work hard to protect your security and privacy. BATMAN: DEATH BY DESIGN joins the bargain bin right next to BATMAN: DIGITAL JUSTICE from the 1980's. The artwork is great. Rating Pull It. Something went wrong. Opps. [Batman soars above Gotham City in Batman: Death by Design] Even with its overwrought plot, Death by Design is an entertaining paean to Batman and to architecture that wears its heart firmly on its cape. Start by marking “Batman: Death by Design” as Want to Read: Error rating book. Prime. Praise For Batman: Death by Design ... His first book, Batman Collected, was awarded the Design Distinction award from ID magazine. In many ways, Batman is the artist's hero - independent, self-made, creative, relying on his image and reputation to do at least some of his work for him. To be published spring 2012 in "deluxe" format. At times whenever I think of this book, I wonder why it is a Batman story at all. Want It. So there we have it folks! The romance angle is a little cheesy but works for the tone. Batman: Death by Design, art by me and written by Chip Kidd. All the elements are suitable but come together a … And for those of you unfamiliar with Mr Kidd (shame on you!) Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. Death by design is certainly a design of sorts. Submit Corrections Submit New Variant Cover Contribution History. Batman: Death by Design by Chip Kidd and Dave Taylor is a truly stunning book.Taking much from German expressionalism from the 1930s, the creative team have created something that is a joy to hold. Batman: Death by Design - Ebook written by Chip Kidd. An amalgam of retro-futuristic artwork (think Metropolis) and architectural wonders is captured succinctly in Batman: Death by Design. Overly pretty. Need another excuse to treat yourself to a new book this week? I was originally excited to read this because I had seen Chipp Kidd's name credited as designing the covers to some of my all time favorite books and I was curious how he would approach drawing a graphic novel. 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