A look at the designer

Chip Kidd’s book on Peanuts from a few years back drew both adoration and derision (I fall into the former camp, but that’s because I don’t see it as The One Way Peanuts Should Be Seen as much as An Interesting Alternative Way Of Looking At It; there are so many hundreds of Peanuts books, we certainly have room for that!)

Well, here’s Mr. Kidd, aggressively styled himself, talking about how he approaches book design. None of it is about the Peanuts book specifically, but some of it is relevant to how he handed it, I think. (It’s a TED talk, for those of you to whom that means something.)

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A real Snoopy fan

I’m back from Japan, but under the weather, so it may be a few days before I catch up on documenting the Trip’s Peanutsy aspects.

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Snoopy-Cha, Kyoto

The Snoopyness of my current Japan trip increased greatly today when I stopped by Snoopy-Cha, a cafe and gift shop located in the middle of a interesting and crowded market area. It’s a two-story place; the bottom is a gift shop and the topic is the cafe. I didn’t find …

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The AAUGH Blogger hits Japan

I am vacationing in Japan – my first visit to an overseas nation ever. I’ve been here a few days, and the only Snoopy sighting so far was one kid’s t-shirt (don’t worry, there will be more)… but I did spot this use of the Schulz font on a sign …