Sunday, November 23, 2008

Chip Kidd, The Cheese Monkeys

Chip Kidd, The Cheese Monkeys. Two art majors at State U wander into a Commercial Arts class and a comedy-manifesto results. A silly, fun and crunchy sort of entertainment. Such snappy dialogue, such back and forth, such stinging wit. An intentional homage to an extinct era of comedy. The plot itself seemed actually to be two stories jammed together: first semester, introductions and human interest; second semester, design theory and rising mania. One strange thing, the softcover is pretty ugly for a book about graphic design. It's busy at the least, it took me about a minute to figure out what the title was.

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