Beware of 'Rock Star' Designers
"Who's Irish?" (original hardcover edition)
Non-Chip Kidd Cover for "Who's Irish?"
Chip Kidd Talks with Milton Glaser
Pages from Tom Peters' "Re-Imagine!"
Updates From Prior Issues
"Why Politicians Don't Get No Respect" (Vol. 1, No. 18)
When the Pennsylvania state legislators voted themselves a raise, it raised a storm of protest. Last week the legislators--even with hides as thick as rhinos'--felt the heat and rescinded their pay increase.
"Dress Codes: Do They Matter?" (Vol. 1, No. 26)
This was the story of Philadelphia restaurant owner Susanna Goihman who allegedly killed a teenage girl, Kayla Peter, in a hit-and-run accident and then showed up for her arraignment wearing a Mickey Mouse sweat shirt. I suggested it was not only poor taste (Mickey was the school mascot of the victim's high school), but stupidity on the part of her lawyers.
On Nov. 2, a Philadelphia grand jury issued a report that concluded Goihman had been drinking from 8:00 p.m. to 10:45 p.m. and left the scene of the accident, drove home and went to bed. If convicted, Goihman faces four-and-a-half to 17-and-a-half years in prison.
"Hung Out to Dry by Underlings" (Vol. 1, No. 42)
This column was about the inane e-mail exchanges between FEMA director Michael Brown and his associates during the height of the terrible tragedy of Hurricane Katrina when people were starving and dying. Since then, more online exchanges have been released revealing what a fatuous, sycophantic corporate culture Brown fostered at FEMA. A sampling:
CINDY TAYLOR, FEMA deputy director of public affairs
To Michael Brown, commenting on the shirt he wore on NBC's "Today"
Aug. 29, 2005, 7:19 a.m.
My eyes must certainly be deceiving me. You look fabulous--and I'm not talking the makeup.
- Allan Gurganus
- Ann Rice
- Anne Rice
- Augustus Busch
- Cary L. Roberts
- Clay Felker
- Condoleeza Rice
- Dan Brown
- Dan Poynter
- Danielle Steele
- Hillary Rodham Clinton
- Joe Eszterhas
- John Updike
- Kidd Book Covers
- Marilyn Monroe
- Maureen Dowd
- Michael Brown
- Michael Crichton
- Mickey Mouse
- Milton Glaser
- Norman Mailer
- Paul Goldberg
- Penelope Green
- Susanna Goihman
- The News
- Tom Peters