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Boing Boing / WINK Book Review – Haruki Murakami’s “The Strange Library”

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  • March 26, 2015

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Here’s some book news we’re pretty excited about! Over at the WINK! Book Lover Blog, they do super-excellent book reviews, a new book designed by Chip Kidd was recently reviewed. We’re talking about Haruki Murakami’s latest book, The Strange Library (Knopf).

Now, there are three really cool things about this review:
1. They talk about Haruki Murakami’s writing style and the complex story line.

2. They mention Chip Kidd as the Graphic Designer of the book, and…

3. The book review got syndicated on the BOING BOING website and traffic for this article has gone totally nuts!

So, thank you, thank you, thank you to Wink! and Boing Boing! You guys ROCK!!


 

BAT-MANGA! Custom Japanese #BATMAN “Lord Death Man” Statue

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  • March 26, 2015

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An extremely talented Artist & Friend sent us this wonderful photo recently showing a custom statue he created. His name is Deane Aikins and his work is AWESOME! Check out this “Lord Death Man” Statue he made from scratch! He writes a blog about his love of Batman, Collecting Comic Books and His Obsessions with Vintage Toys. It’s titled, WHEN BATMOBILES FLY. There, he did a write-up about making this statue so please be sure to check that out, LINK.

Now, for those of you unfamiliar with this character he is a long lost Batman Villain that was brought back to life (excuse the pun) by Chip Kidd’s book, “BAT-MANGA! The Secret History of Batman in Japan”. This book celebrated the 1960’s artwork of the Japanese Manga Artist, Jiro Kuwata.  Here is an example of his work and then below is the book cover for Chip’s book (Pantheon, Paperback version).

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Oh yeah, we also gotta mention that Lord Death Man appeared in “animation form” in an episode of Cartoon Network’s BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD. Check it out!

 



 

#CHIPKIDD Graphic Design Inspiration Meme

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  • March 26, 2015

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Surfing through Instagram this morning I came across this fun “Chip Kidd” meme that some Graphic Design Student made as a source of inspiration. We would like to credit the actual Designer of this but it’s all over the place & we could not find out who made it, but… WOW! what an honor!


 

New DR. SEUSS Book “What Pet Should I Get?” Coming Out Later This Year!!

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  • March 18, 2015

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Here’s a quick post to share some completely wonderful book publishing news. On July 28th, 2015, Random House has plans to publish a brand-new, never seen before, children’s book by Dr. Seuss!! Yes, you read that right, they’re coming out with a never-ever-before-seen picture book by Dr. Seuss about making up one’s mind is the literary equivalent of buried treasure!

It’s title will be, “What Pet Should I Get?”. The basic story shares what happens when a brother and sister visit a pet store to pick a pet? Naturally, they can’t choose just one! The tale captures a classic childhood moment—choosing a pet—and uses it to illuminate a life lesson: that it is hard to make up your mind, but sometimes you just have to do it!

Just as a side note we should mention that Chip Kidd actually has nothing to do with the design of this book, we just LOVE Dr. Seuss, ha!

 

 

 


 

New Chip Kidd Book Coming Out on the Work of Charles M. Schulz, “Only What’s Necessary: Charles M. Schulz and Peanuts” (Abrams)

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  • March 18, 2015

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Over at the PEANUTS STUDIO BLOG awhile back they shared a few photos of Chip Kidd and the ABRAMS Book Publisher, Charles Kochman, as they paid a visit to the “Collections & Archives” Room of the Charles M. Schulz Museum.

This was in preparation for Chip Kidd’s next brand-new book on the work of Cartoonist Charles M. Schulz titled, “Only What’s Necessary: Charles M. Schulz and Peanuts”. It will be released by Abrams on October 20th, 2015.

Please stay tuned to CHIPKIDD.COM for future details and also please feel free to visit the PEANUTS STUDIO BLOG as they are always sharing amazing photos and stories about one of America’s true national treasures.

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VIDEO – Neil Gaiman on Terry Pratchett and writing, in conversation with Michael Chabon

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  • March 18, 2015

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An extraordinary evening of storytelling, readings, and memories of Sir Terry Pratchett on the eve of his passing with Neil Gaiman and Michael Chabon. The event took place at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco on March 12th, 2015.

 



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