Book Review

WASHINGTON POST Book Review – ONLY WHAT’S NECESSARY: Charles M. Schulz and the Art of the #Peanuts

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  • November 14, 2015

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Michael Cavna, a reporter over at THE WASHINGTON POST Newspaper Blog, recently posted a book review for Chip Kidd’s latest book, “ONLY WHAT’S NECESSARY: Charles M. Schulz and the Art of the Peanuts” (Published by Abrams and in stores now). The focus of the article is the 65th anniversary of the famous comic strip and it is loaded with a ton of great photos/graphics for you to enjoy. So, please check it out sometime, just CLICK HERE!!

 

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HERALD SCOTLAND Newspaper Interviews CHIP KIDD About New #PEANUTS Book

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  • November 11, 2015

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In a recent article in their “Arts and Entertainment” section the HERALD SCOTLAND Newspaper interviewed Designer & Author Chip Kidd about his latest book, “ONLY WHAT’S NECESSARY: Charles M. Schulz and the Art of the Peanuts” (Abrams), which is in stores now.

They discuss Chip Kidd having total access to the Charles M. Schulz Museum Archives and the task of how to properly handle so much incredible reference material, the design process, and honoring the legacy of  Mr. Schulz as an Artist. They also briefly talk about the new 3D PEANUTS movie that just hit theaters.

The article is really wonderful and you can read it by clicking RIGHT HERE!

 

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Weekends with Alex Witt (MSNBC) – Chip Kidd Talks About The #PEANUTS Movie & His New Book

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  • November 9, 2015

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Chip Kidd, co-author of “Only What’s Necessary: Charles M. Schulz and the Art of Peanuts (Abrams),” joins Alex Witt on her MSNBC news show, “Weekends with Alex Witt”, to discuss the transition Charlie Brown makes from the comic strip to the big screen in the new “Peanuts” 3-D movie. They also discuss his new book he co-wrote with Geoff Spear, wow!


 

BRAIN PICKINGS Book Review – ONLY WHAT’S NECESSARY: Charles M. Schulz and the Art of the #Peanuts

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  • November 9, 2015

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WOW! It looks like Maria Popova has done it again! Maria is the Author of the world famous BRAIN PICKINGS Blog and she just wrote a wonderful feature on Chip Kidd’s latest book, ONLY WHAT’S NECESSARY: Charles M. Schulz and the Art of the Peanuts. This book was published by Abrams and is in stores now. So, the timing is perfect, ha!

BRAIN PICKINGS is always ultra-informative and extremely entertaining, so please be sure to read what they said about this new book and while you’re there think about maybe making a donation. That is how they keep that site going (they have NO ads). Just CLICK HERE!

 

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Houston Chronicle Book Review – ONLY WHAT’S NECESSARY: Charles M. Schulz and the Art of the #Peanuts

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  • November 9, 2015

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If you’re a fan of the PEANUTS Comic Strip then you gotta be familiar with Chip Kidd’s latest book, ONLY WHAT’S NECESSARY: Charles M. Schulz and the Art of the Peanuts (Abrams). It has been getting some amazing press (Thank God) and here is a very good example. Please check out this LINK to an in-depth discussion that Chip Kidd recently had with the Houston Chronicle.

We wanna thank them for a wonderful interview and we wanna share it with you. So, please CLICK HERE!

 

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AM NEW YORK Interviews CHIP KIDD on the Brand-New #PEANUTS Art Book!

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  • October 23, 2015

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Over at the Official Website for AM NEW YORK they have an amazing Reporter named SCOTT A. ROSENBERG and he interviewed Chip Kidd about his latest book he co-authored with Geoff Spear titled, “ONLY WHAT’S NECESSARY: Charles M. Schulz and the Art of the Peanuts”! (Published by Abrams). 

Here’s a LINK to check it out and please remember to share this site on your favorite social media outlets, thanks!

 

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Wall Street Journal BOOK REVIEW – Only What’s Necessary: Charles M Schulz and the Art of Peanuts #ChipKidd

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  • October 20, 2015

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We just wanted to sent out a quick THANK YOU to the WALL STREET JOURNAL Reporter Daniel Handler for his amazing book review of Chip Kidd’s latest book, Only What’s Necessary: Charles M Schulz and the Art of Peanuts (Abrams ComicArts).

The book has a release date of October 20th so it should be in stores now. Also, please be sure to visit their website to check out the review, just CLICK HERE!

 

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Chicago Tribune Book Review – JUDGE THIS (TED Books) by Chip Kidd

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  • July 31, 2015

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Wow, what an honor! The CHICAGO TRIBUNE Newspaper recently featured a book review for Chip Kidd’s latest book in the TED TALKS Book Series titled, “JUDGE THIS.” (Simon & Schuster, in stores now). OK, normally we add a link to the review, and we are doing that HERE, but you will need to register at the Chicago Tribune to read their article. Sorry for the inconvenience but we had to share this wonderful news anyway.


 

MELBOURNE REVIEW OF BOOKS – #TEDTalks JUDGE THIS by Chip Kidd!

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  • July 24, 2015

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Louise Angrilli, over at the Melbourne Review of Books website, recently posted a fresh review on Chip Kidd’s latest book titled, “JUDGE THIS.”. This new book is a part of the TED TALKS book series published by Simon & Schuster (in stores now).

Reading the review you can tell that Louise really loves both Books and Graphic Design. Her article has a lot of depth and we always appreciate well-written reviews. Thanks Louise!

To read the full review please CLICK HERE!

 


 

THE HUNGRY READER – Book Review for JUDGE THIS (TED Books) by Chip Kidd!

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  • July 24, 2015

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We wanted to give a quick shout-out and thanks to a cool “Book Review” website named THE HUNGRY READER. They recently posted a wonderful review for Chip Kidd’s latest book in the TED TALKS Book Series titled, JUDGE THIS (Simon & Schuster). They did an amazing job on it and even included a ton of great reference photos, thanks guys!

To read the Book Review please CLICK HERE!

 


 

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!!


 

MIAMI HERALD Book Review: Haruki Murakami’s ‘The Strange Library’

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  • January 31, 2015

 

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Kit Reed, one of the fine reporters over at the MIAMI HERALD Newspaper Blog, recently wrote a really great book review for Haruki Murakami’s latest book titled, “The Strange Library” (Knopf).

OK, not to brag or anything, but we’re really happy about this review because they do mention that Chip Kidd designed it (both the cover and inside contents) and that almost never happens! Plus, Kit Reed did a super-excellent job at covering the ideas behind Murakami’s story concept.

Please be sure to check it out by clicking right HERE!

 


 

EPILOGUE Book Review – GO! A Kidd’s Guide To Graphic Design

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  • January 31, 2015

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This post is a quick shout-out and “thank you” to the EPILOGUE: EPIC READS FOR TEENS website for posting a wonderful book review on Chip Kidd’s latest book titled, “GO! A Kidd’s Guide To Graphic Design” (Workman). It’s always exciting to come across these things on the web, we love it!

Please read their review by clicking HERE!

 


 

ILLUSTRATING MURAKAMI – The New Yorker Magazine Book Review

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  • January 17, 2015

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Something pretty amazing recently happened over at THE NEW YORKER Magazine website. One of their reporters, Roland Kelts, published a story titled, “ILLUSTRATING MURAKAMI”. It covers the release of Haruki Murakami’s latest book, “The Strange Library” (Knopf).

But this is no ordinary book review. The thing we’re very excited about is that it’s main focus is the design of the book and they mention that it was designed by Chip Kidd. For those who don’t know, the book is illustrated inside with many photos and graphics and Mr. Kelts really seemed to enjoy that.

So, thank you to him, and the New Yorker, for the wonderful news coverage. We really appreciate that. We would also like to mention that this article got picked-up by many other blogs and book-related websites and it seems to be going crazy!

To read the full article please CLICK HERE!

 


 

NPR BOOKS: Interview with “The Secret History of Wonder Woman” Author, Jill Lepore

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  • January 17, 2015

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Are you a fan of comic book history? Well, if you are, then you need to check out the latest book written by Jill Lepore titled, “The Secret History of Wonder Woman” (Knopf, in stores now). It not only covers the story of this iconic American comic book character but it also chronicles the life of her creator, William Moulton Marston. This guy was pretty amazing. Besides creating this enduring female superhero he is also responsible for inventing the Lie Detector. Yes, the “torture device” used by the FBI.

Oh yeah, did we mention that he also had a wife… and a mistress. He fathered children with both of them, and they all secretly lived together in Rye, N.Y. This was in a time when this sort of thing was unheard of. Jill Lepore does an excellent job covering his life in all it’s glorious details. I also guess that we should mention that the book cover was designed by Chip Kidd, ha!

The NPR BOOKS PODCAST recently interviewed Jill Lepore about this book and you can hear it, in it’s entirety, right here:

 

Also, maybe after you listen to the podcast, you might wanna check out their website for the actual book review, it’s pretty good too, just CLICK HERE!

 

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