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#SNOOPY MUSEUM TOKYO Opens April 23, 2016! #PEANUTS

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  • February 28, 2016

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Long time fans of both Charles M. Schulz and the PEANUTS Comic Strip should be pretty excited about this news. In Japan they have plans to dedicate an entire building to the art of “Sparky”! This, of course, is the special nickname of the Cartoonist, Charles M. Schulz.  This special place will be known as the SNOOPY MUSEUM TOKYO and it is opening on April 23, 2016 (architect’s rendering above).

This new museum came about because of  an exhibition of original Peanuts strips and other artifacts from the Charles M Schulz museum which opened in the Mori Gallery on October of 2013 (Photos from that event are posted down below, check out the Replica of Sparky’s real-life Art Studio) and ran through the holidays, closing in January. In those three months the exhibition drew 280,000 fans, demonstrating to the curators of the exhibition that there was a hunger for a world class exhibition of Peanuts art. In other words, Charlie Brown and his friends are loved on a global scale and this facilitated a new location in Japan!

 

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As a Special Side Note:

We are both extremely happy and honored to mention that Chip Kidd will be designing the special catalog for the very 1st exhibition that will be curated by Sparky’s wife, Jean Schulz. The name of the show will be titled, “MY FAVORITE PEANUTS”. This is just 2 months away so please stay tuned to CHIPKIDD.COM for more info!

 

Another Side Note – Here is Chip Kidd’s Recent ART OF PEANUTS Book:


 

Chip Kidd’s JUDGE THIS #TED TALKS Book is Now Available in Italian! Così è se vi sembra

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  • February 28, 2016

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Here’s a quick post to share some really great book publishing news! Chip Kidd’s JUDGE THIS / TED Talks Book has been translated into Italian for the book market in Italy! The “new” title is, “Così è se vi sembra”!

If you would like a copy of this rare book then please visit this RIZZOLI website where they have links to Amazon.It, among others.

Oh yeah, here’s an Amazon Link for the ENGLISH Version:


 

Grab Your HAT and Read With The CAT! #readacrossamerica

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  • February 28, 2016

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“You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read with a child.”

The National Education Association is building a nation of readers through its signature program, NEA’s READ ACROSS AMERICA! Now in its 19th year, this year-round program focuses on motivating children and teens to read and learn the joy of reading books through special events, partnerships, and reading resources. This special event is celebrated every year on March 2nd, the birth date of Dr. Seuss!

Schedules, planning tips, artwork, and more are now being posted on their official website, READ ACROSS AMERICA, so you can make the most of your reading celebrations!  

Also, please be sure to share your celebration on social media by tagging photos and updates with the hashtag#readacrossamerica. Happy reading!

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Check Out This Awesome #CHIPKIDD Interview at #DESIGNGATHA Blog!

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  • February 16, 2016

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If you have never heard of a website named DESIGNGATHA then you should really check it out. They cover many related topics around the ideas of Art, Design, Handicraft, Architecture, Fashion, and Graphic Design.

Seriously, it’s a cool blog! Anyways, we wanna thank them for posting an interview they recently conducted with the Designer Chip Kidd. They asked some really good questions and even posted a bunch of his famous book cover designs…. sweet!

To read the full interview, please CLICK HERE!


 

Little Debbie’s Snack Cake Packaging Features New #PEANUTS Book by Chip Kidd!

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  • February 16, 2016

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OK, here’s some unusual “Chip Kidd” News that we’re actually quite proud of. Hey, on your next visit to your friendly neighborhood grocery store please be sure to check out Little Debbie’s Snack Cakes because the back of that box should have a promotional campaign for THE PEANUTS MOVIE, which offers Chip Kidd’s latest book, Only What’s Necessary: Charles M. Schulz and the Art of Peanuts (Abrams).

Yes! WOW! This is like national coverage and it’s so cool!! Thank you Little Debbie ;)

Oh yeah, we also want to mention that they are having a major PEANUTS SWEEPSTAKES where you can win a ton of cool prizes! So, please be sure to enter that, no purchase necessary. 

For more information, please visit the LITTLE DEBBIE website today!


 

OKC EDGE Book Review – GO! A Kidd’s Guide to Graphic Design #ChipKidd

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  • February 16, 2016

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Real quick, we wanna thank the guys over at THE OKC EDGE website for posting a very excellent book review for Chip Kidd’s book, “GO: A Kidd’s Guide To Graphic Design” (Workman Publishing). It’s very well thought out and has an interesting angle. The author of that post, Scott Cosby (who’s main personal focus is being a digital colorist for comic books), actually bought the book to improve his color design skills and he said it was a great inspiration. Thanks Scott!

To read the full article, please CLICK HERE!


 


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