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Chip Kidd Lecture


Chip Kidd: graphic designer, writer
Wednesday, February 27th, 7pm
Minneapolis Central Library


Award-winning graphic design pioneer Chip Kidd is credited with changing the way modern books are packaged. Having designed more than 1,500 book covers and counting, Kidd has been called him "the closest thing to a rock star" in graphic design today by USA Today. His work has been featured in Vanity Fair, Entertainment Weekly, The New Republic, Time, The New York Times, Graphis, ID magazine, and countless other publications. With The Learners, the fascinating follow-up to his national bestselling debut The Cheese Monkeys, Kidd again shows that his writing is every bit as original and memorable as his celebrated book jackets. This time, Kidd conjures up a remarkable story about advertising, electro-shock torture, suicide, a giant dog, potato chips, and the Holocaust. Written in sharp, witty prose, and peppered with absorbing ruminations on the presence—and importance—of graphic design in our everyday lives, The Learners, is as entertaining as it is thought provoking.

video interview: http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid1358321491?bctid=1361620150l

Talk of the Stacks is a reading series at the Minneapolis Central Library exploring contemporary literature and culture. Readings are held at the Minneapolis Central Library, Pohlad Hall, 300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis.

The programs are free with open seating to the public. Book sale and signing follow presentations. Call 612-630-6174 for more info.