Book #16 has been selected and we’ll have our noses in it for the next few weeks! It’s our first Fiction selection, and it’s what we’ll be reading during the Pagebreak winter break. Join us for new shows starting at the beginning of February!
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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