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#SNOOPY MUSEUM TOKYO Opens April 23, 2016 with First Exhibition, My Favorite #Peanuts

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  • March 31, 2016

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The Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center and Sony Creative Products Inc. have announced that the SNOOPY MUSEUM TOKYO will be opening its doors on April 23, 2016 in Roppongi, Tokyo. This temporary museum, which will be open for two and one-half years, is the first outside of the United States dedicated to the art of Charles M. Schulz, with its founding museum—Charles M. Schulz Museum—located where Schulz lived in Santa Rosa, California.

 

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My Favorite Peanuts, the first of five rotating exhibitions organized by staff at the Charles M. Schulz Museumfeatures an engaging selection of approximately 60 original comic strips specially selected by Jean Schulz, the wife of Peanuts creator Charles Schulz. These strips reflect her favorite themes in Peanuts. The exhibition also includes personal gifts she has received from fans over the years. Also, as a side note, we wanna mention that Designer Chip Kidd will be designing the promotional material for this event.

Each of the rotating exhibitions offers a unique experience where visitors can view original comic strips, early works by Charles Schulz, vintage merchandise, and other valuable artifacts from the collection of the Charles M. Schulz Museum.

Snoopy Museum Tokyo’s museum store, named BROWN’S STORE, features products specially designed for the Museum.

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Also, CAFE BLANKET will offer Peanuts-inspired food and drinks.

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Name: Snoopy Museum Tokyo
Open: April 23, 2016 – September 2018
Address: 5-6 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Management: Sony Creative Products Inc.
Satellite Museum of: Charles M. Schulz Museum & Research Center
Website: http://www.snoopymuseum.tokyo/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/snoopymuseumtokyo/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/snoopymuseumtokyo/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/snoopy_m_tokyo/

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#PRINT Magazine Spring Issue to Feature CHIP KIDD on the Cover!

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  • March 31, 2016

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Print‘s Spring 2016 issue takes a dive into the largest design capital of the world: New York City and Designer Chip Kidd is featured on the cover! This issue takes an exclusive look into the lives of design celebrities – from James Victore to Timothy Goodman, Jessica Walsh to Stefan Sagmeister. And then ask yourself: what makes a designercelebrity? And is there a difference between “celebrity” and “fame?”   All of this PLUS the winners of the Typography & Lettering Awards, the History of Helvetica and a Sneak Peek at Seymour Chwast’s Next Exhibit.  

Oh yeah, and did we mention Chip Kidd is on the cover? Ha! Hey, this is a huge honor and we’re really proud of this, it’s very fun and so cool to be on a national magazine! Down below are some “behind the scene” events from the photo shoot. You can see Debbie Millman doing a bit of art directing and the official photographer for the project was Brent Taylor of CMS Photo.

 

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For a more in-depth look at the “behind the scenes” shenanigans please CLICK HERE!

To order this issue online, in both printed paper and digital download format, please CLICK HERE!

FEATURES:

  • The Hollywood Issue: New York: Print presents a photo essay celebrating 56 of New York City’s most influential, classic and cutting-edge creatives working today.
  • A New York State of Design: How did the Big Apple become the world’s premier design hub–and does it still hold the title?
  • Self-Image: Six New York firms reflect on their identities–proving that the process of creating and maintaining a branded look is anything but identical
  • The Unexpected Cartographer: Discover distortion and opinion in the mind-bending, massive maps of Paula Scher

 


 

Chip Kidd Talks #BATMAN on the WNPR Radio Podcast!

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  • March 28, 2016

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In a recent interview, over at Connecticut’s WNPR Radio Podcast, Book Designer and Batman Fan Chip Kidd talks with Colin McEnroe about their love of the Batman character.

They not only cover the history of the Caped Crusader but they also discuss Chip Kidd’s Graphic Novel, Batman: Death by Design (DC Comics).

They go really in depth and it’s a lot of fun. Here it is, check it out!!


 

Chip Kidd’s JUDGE THIS Book by #TED Talks is Getting the “Foreign Language” Treatment!

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  • March 28, 2016

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Here’s a quick post to share some really fun book publishing news concerning one of Chip Kidd’s latest books, JUDGE THIS (TED Books). It seems that the Publisher, Simon & Schuster, is going completely crazy with translating this book into countless special “foreign language” editions. Here are a few fun examples:

 

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So far we have seen Italian, Greek, Turkish, French, Japanese and many other languages that we can’t even recognize ( yes, my intelligence is limited, ha ha). Here are a few examples shown here and once we get a more comprehensive list we will make them more available. Also, just doing a quick scan over at Amazon we found out they have the English and Italian versions available on their “American” site. Here’s some links:

 


 

The CHIP KIDD 13th Dimension Interviews: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS and the Perfection of #BATMAN YEAR ONE

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  • March 10, 2016

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In an ongoing interview process Dan Greenfield, the Editor of the 13th DIMENSION website, has been talking with Book Designer Chip Kidd about many different aspects of the Batman character.

There have been articles about Chip Kidd’s personal Batman Toy Collection, their love of the Batman Treasury Comics, the Art of Marshall Rogers, and now… Frank Miller’s THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS and the Perfection of BATMAN: YEAR ONE.

To read the full interview please CLICK HERE!
 
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NPR Fresh Air Book Review – The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye by Sonny Liew (Pantheon)

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  • March 10, 2016

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Here’s some exciting book publishing news! NPR BOOKS Reporter, John Powers, recently wrote a new book review all about a brand-new graphic novel that he describes as an astonishing work of imagination. It was created by the Singaporean writer and illustrator, Sonny Liew.

The book is called, “The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye”, and it was just recently published by Pantheon.

Please be sure to listen to the review in this embedded podcast, down below. Or, you can read the online version by clicking RIGHT HERE! (Thanks NPR!!)

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New Colors, New Stories: Graphic Designer Chip Kidd on Pantone’s 112 New Graphics Colors

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  • March 10, 2016

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Anyone with an interest in Graphic Design knows all about the PANTONE™ Coloring System. They are the industry standard for COLOR relating to print. For those unfamiliar with Pantone we have included a video at the very bottom of this post that gives a brief history.

But, back to the main issue. This year the Pantone company made a major announcement that they will be adding 112 new colors to their color palette. To introduce these new colors they created three promo videos which feature stories on some well known Graphic Designers who all explain what “color means to them”. Chip Kidd was among the list:

 

 

That was a fun video, right? Now check this out. Pantone sells their product in 3 new formats:

The first one is what they call COLOR CHIPS. This is a book with small color chips they can be torn-out to add along to your design work. They help Printers make sure every color is exact.

The next format is their standard FORMULA GUIDE. This is a fan-like color palette which expands to show different color chips. It’s a solid unit.

Then, there’s a thing that’s kinda new called COLOR BRIDGE. This is the standard Formula Guide with another guide that shows what these colors will look like when displayed on the web. This is a very important resource for Web Designers.

For more information on all the amazing new colors, and PANTONE Products in general, please be sure to visit their official WEBSITE.

 

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Sonny Liew’s THE ART OF CHARLIE CHAN HOCK CHYE Hits The Shelves! #Pantheon #ChipKidd

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  • March 1, 2016

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WOW! We’re pretty excited to report that Sonny Liew’s THE ART OF CHARLIE CHAN HOCK CHYE came out today (March 1, 2016 Pantheon) and it has already hit Amazon’s #1 spot in the “New Release” section of the “Art of Comics & Manga” category!

This book is the much awaited graphic novel about the life and times of the pioneering, but almost forgotten, comics artist named Charlie Chan Hock Chye.

His art career spanned six decades, from Singapore’s struggle for independence and all the way through to its modern incarnation as a cosmopolitan city-state. This book celebrates both the artwork, and there’s a ton of it, and the Artist as well.

 

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To better explain this we have embedded this new BOOK TRAILER Video down below:

 

 

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  We are also sharing this impromptu interview (in 2 parts) with the Author, Sonny Liew, that happened at the book launch in Kinokuniya Ngee Ann City on May 30th, 2015. Enjoy!

 

 

 

 


 

THE STRAITS TIMES Interview with CHIP KIDD on the Process of Book Cover Design #ChipKidd

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  • March 1, 2016

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Akshita Nanda, the Lifestyle Arts Correspondent for THE STRAITS TIMES (A popular newspaper in Singapore), recently interviewed Chip Kidd about the process of book cover design, what it’s like to work with Haruki Murakami, and he also shares how he came up with the iconic Jurassic Park dinosaur silhouette for the best-selling Michael Crichton book.

To read the full story, just CLICK HERE!


 

 

#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:


 


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