Thursday, February 21, 2013
The Cheese Monkeys by Chip Kidd
I was already chuckling before I even began the novel, an academic satire set in the 1950s. The narrator tells us:
"Majoring in Art at the state university appealed to me because I have always hated Art, and I had a hunch if any school would treat the subject with the proper disdain, it would be one run by the government."
Kidd, an award-winning graphic artist, has much to say about design in The Cheese Monkeys. It's a funny coming-of-age story with a little art theory thrown in. I loved it.
Readalike: Looking for Alaska (John Green).