Ideas of Note
One Man’s Philosophy of Life on Post-Its
  • Imprint: Abrams Image
  • Publication Date: April 11, 2017
  • Price: $14.95
  • Trim Size: 6 12 x 6 12
  • ISBN: 1-4197-2416-9
  • EAN: 9781419724169
  • Page Count: 208
  • Illustrations: 150 4-color illustrations
  • Format: Paperback
  • Rights: North America
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A collection of exceptionally clever and funny diagrams that break down life’s everyday foibles from the creator of the popular Instagram feed @instachaaz.

Charles Hutton is the voice behind “Insta-Chaz.” Hundreds of thousands follow his very witty takes on the highs and lows of daily life via graphs, charts, and simple illustrations on the ubiquitous yellow, rectangular Post-it note. All his observations are from the point of view of his online alter-ego, Chaz, whose most popular traits with readers are his social awkwardness, vague insecurity, dislike of office Mondays, and regret for boozy Sundays. But his riffs go beyond Dilbert-esque complaints about co-workers and unfortunate alcohol consumption and accurately hit nerves and funny bones regarding a broad range of life’s quotidian struggles. It’s all there, from the anxiety levels of forgetting names at parties (only slightly less stressful than that of air traffic controllers) to charting the cycles of hope, despair, and willful forgetfulness while using Tinder to the infrequent occurrence of the perfect avocado.

Divided into quirky meditations on Work, Home, Entertainment, Food & Drink, and Technology, the book introduces a fresh, appealing new voice that will resonate with countless others who can’t help but laugh when they recognize themselves in infographic form.

About the author

Originally from a farm in Australia and with a background in architecture, Charles “Chaz” Hutton ended up in London, where he now spends his time drawing pictures on small yellow pieces of paper, which his parents do a good job of pretending they’re impressed by.