Hello my Collective Sweetness,
I just got word that Anderson Cooper's Dispatches from the Edge will land at #1 on the New York Times Bestseller List for Non-Fiction on June 18th. This is great news, for many reasons. Let us (me) muse on a few of them.
1. I did the jacket. Which, I'll admit, was pretty much a no-brainer. Take one gorgeous person, combine with fire, add repeating author name that mimics the CNN crawl. Done!
2. This is an utterly deserved success. A terrific book with something to say by a thoroughly likeable famous person. Pretty rare.
4. Much better, he's no Ann Coulter (no link to that bee-yatch, please). Or Ann Cunter, as I like to call her, though the less time I spend using brain-space on that Godless (boy, is THAT the right title), narcissistic, ball-chewing shrew, the better.
5. Seriously, this is nothing less than a victory for Sanity, Decency, and Quality. A respite from the spate of invective-spewing Right-versus-Left-versus-everything-else slappy-fight books we've been inundated with.
6. He's as cool in real life as he is on screen. Great to work with and totally accessible throughout the process. Secret fun fact: He uses a Wonder Twins mousepad in his office.
7. The jacket is by me.
What d'yall think?
And now, Fun Site of the Day, combining the names of books and rock bands. Anyone for Courtney Love in the Time Of Cholera?
Tomorrow, to wrap, I'll respond to previous posts.
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Chip Kidd is a designer/writer in New York City. His book cover designs for Alfred A. Knopf, where he has worked nonstop since 1986, have helped create a revolution in the art of American book packaging. Kidd has published two novels, The Cheese Monkeys and The Learners, and is also the author of Batman: Death by Design and the coauthor and designer of True Prep, the sequel to the beloved Official Preppy Handbook. His 2012 TED Talk has been viewed 1.2 million times and is cited as one of the "funniest of the year." He is most recently the author of the bestselling Go: A Kidd's Guide to Graphic Design, and the new book Judge This.
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Chip Kidd is the author of Judge This