The cheese monkeys: a novel in two semesters

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A hilarious debut novel that could only be described as a portrait of the designer as a young man. 'Show me something I've never seen before and will never be able to forget - if you can do that, you can do anything.' It's 1957, long before computers have replaced the trained eye and skilful hand. Our narrator at State University is determined to major in Art, and after several risible false starts, he accidentally ends up in a new class: 'Introduction to Graphic Design'. His teacher is the enigmatic Winter Sorbeck, equal parts genius, seducer and sadist. Sorbeck is a bitter yet fascinating man whose assignments hurl his charges through a gauntlet of humiliation and heartache, shame and triumph, ego-bashing and enlightenment. Along the way, friendships are made and undone, jealousies simmer, and the sexual tango weaves and dips. By the end of their 'Introduction to Graphic Design', Sorbeck's students will never see the world in the same way again. And, with Chip Kidd's insights into the secrets of graphic design, neither will you.
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subject_facet Art students -- Fiction, Bildungsromans, College stories, College students -- Fiction, Commercial art -- Study and teaching -- Fiction, Graphic arts -- Study and teaching -- Fiction, Young men -- Fiction
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title_full The cheese monkeys : a novel in two semesters / Chip Kidd
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title_sub a novel in two semesters
topic_facet Art students, College students, Commercial art, Graphic arts, Study and teaching, Young men