Curator Reviews

Chip Kidd

Whenever anyone asks me where I’m from, I ask them if they’re familiar with Updike’s “Rabbit” books. If they are, then they know exactly what it was like where I grew up. Updike’s father was my father’s high school math teacher in tiny Shillington, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Reading. That the author returned to this completely unremarkable place for inspiration throughout his lifelong career is a source of endless fascination for me. I used to joke that it was like a great painter being inspired by the color beige.

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