Artbreak Alert! Chip Kidd’s Band to Play Dixon Place

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Still looking for holiday gifts that the design-minded won’t jettison to the “To eBay” pile? We suggest stocking up on copies of the last Nabokov first edition, The Original of Laura (Knopf)—designed inside and out by Chip Kidd—and tucking inside each one some sort of voucher (be creative!) for the soon-to-be released debut album from Artbreak, Kidd’s New Wave-flavored whoopie pie of a band. For those proximal to New York (or up for a worthwhile road trip), we strongly suggest procuring tickets for Artbreak’s December 29 show at Dixon Place in Manhattan. In addition to a full set by Artbreak, the evening will include a visual presentation by guest cartoonists Dash Shaw, David Heatley, and Josh Neufeld. What, you’ve never been to a concert with guest cartoonists? All the more reason to buy tickets now. We’ve posted the video of Artbreak’s deliciously addictive “Asymmetrical Girl” below, as if you needed further enticement.