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Design Book Club - Book No. 1

The first book we will be doing will indeed be The Cheese Monkeys by Chip Kidd. This is the famous book designers first shot at writing one. Refer to Amazon or elsewhere for a description or excerpts. I’ve been through this book once already and enjoyed it very much. The insane ending deserves a second reading anyway. Please buy (or borrow) the book by March 17th. We’ll post some polite reminders when the deadline approaches. I highly suggest getting the hardcover edition, I’ve never seen a cover design like it. Every single surface of the book is well thought out and used appropriately. I was able to find a used copy of the hardcover for $8, so do what you can. It should be rather inexpensive. If anyone finds any deals other than at amazon, please post them here. Armin may also be setting up an amazon referral account. So watch this thread for details.

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PUBLISHED ON Feb.27.2003 BY brook
Armin’s comment is:

Ok. Finally figured out the associate stuff.

Use this link to buy the book through our affiliation:

The Cheese Monkeys (New + Used)

Of course this wouldn't be complete without the reassurance of a brand:

On Feb.27.2003 at 02:44 PM
Armin’s comment is:

Anybody here?

I'm not hearing cha-ching yet!

On Feb.27.2003 at 06:38 PM
chris’s comment is:

That sucks. I just bought it yesterday through Amazon on my own.

Sorry. Can't wait to participate though.

On Feb.28.2003 at 09:31 AM
brook’s comment is:

I would just like to mention an interesting coincidence. Oprah has restarted her Book Club after a year long hiatus, on the same day the Graphic Design Book Club at SpeakUp becomes official.

I won't sleep well tonight.

On Feb.28.2003 at 10:54 AM
Armin’s comment is:

> Oprah - Speak Up

We are both based in Chicago. Is there some mystical connection? I'm gonna hire Dr. Phil to do some psychological evaluations too.

On Feb.28.2003 at 11:05 AM
anthony’s comment is:

Sorry Armin, I ordered before the affiliate was setup, but I do have the book, and hopefully will have time to read it. Should we setup an email notifcation of posts related to the Book Club discussion?

On Mar.02.2003 at 02:23 PM
anthony’s comment is:

By "we" I guess I mean you :)

On Mar.02.2003 at 02:26 PM
Armin’s comment is:

>I just bought it yesterday through Amazon on my own.

>Sorry Armin, I ordered before the affiliate was setup

No worries. For the next book we'll have a better system worked out.

>Should we setup an email notifcation of posts related to the Book Club discussion?

That sounds like a good idea.

>By "we" I guess I mean you :)

Ha. That's what we thought you meant.

On Mar.02.2003 at 03:11 PM
chris’s comment is:

That would be good. One element of SpeakUp that is sometimes difficult is the amount of posting/scrolling required.

Better than an empty board though!

On Mar.03.2003 at 09:09 AM
Sam’s comment is:

Chip Kidd, The Brand

Je ne suis pas amusé.

On Mar.09.2003 at 12:38 PM
Armin’s comment is:

Wow... “The ultimate in hip graphic design.”

I don't think I would ever categorize Chip Kidd, or his work, as hip. Smart, good, strong, good looking yes, but hip? I dunno.

On Mar.09.2003 at 02:45 PM
chris’s comment is:

So... What's the story on the discussion?

On Mar.11.2003 at 03:01 PM
armin’s comment is:

I think we are giving everybody until next monday to get their hands on the book. I can say I already started... can I say that? well, I already did.

On Mar.11.2003 at 03:09 PM
anthony’s comment is:

I have started as well....

On Mar.12.2003 at 12:13 AM