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The Cheese Monkeys: A Novel In Two Semesters Paperback – January 8, 2008
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“Funny and innovative.” (Atlanta Journal and Constitution)
“Kidd’s funhouse designs never fail to thrill. The same could be said of this unexpected, terrific novel by the designer himself…. It’s a pleasure to find that Kidd’s writing is as meticulous and energized as his book jackets; still more a pleasure to discover in Kidd an irresistible comic voice that sounds so modern, and so right, even as it re-creates the undergraduate life of the late 1950s….THE CHEESE MONKEYS is, we realize, a manifesto for design itself. But it’s more, too, thanks to Kidd’s knack for disarmingly left-field observations….Like the provocative Sorbeck, Kidd, in this comic gem, teaches us a thing or two about how to look at the world.” (Los Angeles Times)
Kidd’s novel is a witty, satirical take on academia, faculty art shows…and, of course, graphic design.” (Library Journal)
About the Author
- Item Weight : 8.5 ounces
- Paperback : 320 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0061452483
- ISBN-13 : 978-0061452482
- Product Dimensions : 0.72 x 5.12 x 7.5 inches
- Publisher : Harper Perennial; New Edition (January 8, 2008)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #293,533 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I read it my senior year in art school, and it made my remaining time much more enjoyable. I then gave a copy to my stepsister, who was entering art school the next year.
When you're in art school, I have found that a lot of people have felt extremely alienated and nervous about what they're doing at all with their lives. I know I did. I still question it a lot, but this book helped me realize that I am NOT the only person that feels or felt that way! I realized that yes, art school kind of sucks for everyone, but it's important enough that you're doing what you love that you can make it through!
I think that this is an absolute must-have for any/all art students. It is fantastic. Plus, Chip Kidd's book covers are probably on books that you own. Check out his work!
Written by graphic designer Chip Kidd, "The Cheese Monkeys" is a novel of art school academia, which I thought would bore me. However, the book is wholly original and thought provoking. It's smart, has style to spare, and is unique in execution. The characters all seem true to life - even the broadest of them are free of exaggeration and conjure memories of people I've actually known.
I'm not going to bore you with quotes and details from this gem; just know this: "The Cheese Monkeys" is a GREAT American novel and you'd be a damned fool not to read it.