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Book One by Chip Kidd
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Aug 30, 09

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Read in January, 2009

good gravy, i love chip kidd. this book is like bookporn; me drooling over every cover, because i am someone who is completely influenced by covers - i cant even help it. i have multiple books-by-the-same-author even if ive never read the author just because they consistently have great covers. i just buy them every time they write a new one, and every time i think - "man, i should read one of them - they might not even be that good", but that is a problem working in the book biz - the seeing and the wanting and the having. chip kidd just happens to make a disproportionate amount of wonderful book covers. and hes funny, too, when talking abouit his process and experiences. i wanted this book for so long, but for some reason it didnt seem like somthing one should buy oneself. so i wishlisted it and now i have it, and i can admire its layout and contents any time i please. volume two please...
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Jennifer Didik yeah!


karen no kidding, right?? ive always wanted this book, but its not a book you buy for yourself, and this year i got it for christmas, so yay!!


message 3: by [deleted user] (last edited Jan 19, 2009 08:29PM) (new)

I enjoyed this book very much. The best one is the Lolita cover for Brazilians. Those lucky Brazilians! I hate the whole stripy series he did for Updike. I've always thought that they were hideous.


karen do your wishes ever come true?


message 5: by Nick (new)

Nick Black karen wrote: "do your wishes ever come true?"

no :(


karen thats kind of heartbreaking. sorry, man.


message 7: by Mariel (new)

Mariel I'm like that with covers but for music.


karen i still want volume 2 of this...to exist.


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