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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Out of the evacuation zone

Breath easy (although if you’re around here, not too deeply.) The evacuation zone has been pulled back, the Schulz Museum is now outside of it. As for the AAUGH offices… well, we’re much closer to fires than we were this time yesterday. The Reagan Library is about 10 miles away. …

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Fire update

People have been asking me to keep them updated on the fire in Santa Rosa. I can’t promise to keep this up constantly, but here’s the map at the moment. The fires have definitely been heading toward the museum and surrounding buildings, and are at this point about 4 miles …

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Fire, again

It is once again fire season in California, and the main fire of note is in the area where much of the Peanuts work is done. As you’ll see below, the museum is within the evacuation area, and will be closed until, well, at least until it isn’t. It’s toward …