At last year’s Adobe MAX conference, all attendees were given a free license to create a Singe Edition iPad app using the Adobe Digital Publishing Suite (DPS). We thought of using our’s to create a promotional brochure for an artist. Kedar’s Origami mentor, Meenkshi Mukerji was our first pick, and we enjoyed highlighting her work in 2D and 3D goodness. The app is a free download and available NOW on the App store. Check it out! Search for “Modular Origami,” or use this link to view in iTunes.
Modular Origami App on Apple’s App Store
EBook Summit in NY
MediaBistro recorded an interview about our experiences converting our ebook into a print version that is published by Blurb.
Click the picture above to watch the highlights.
Art from feltandwire.com
I was delighted to hear that Tom Biederbeck is editing Mohawk’s admirable Felt & Wire site, and the newsfeed for the Academy of Art Univ (my alma mater). Tom, originally of STEP and the effervescent Dynamic Graphics Magazine, is one of the finest editors I’ve had the privilege to work with. I had written for many publications and books before I started my columns with his magazines, but it was different with Tom. I’d hand him my technically-sound writing (at least it was that) and it would emerge colorful and interesting. I’d gape at the edited draft. “I wrote this?” Continue reading
Graphics Gone Green debuts at the eBook Summit in NY
Last month’s Ebook Summit in NYC was informative and gave us many opportunities to show n tell. The audience was mainly publishing types (editors, authors, agents, publishers and distributors). Read reviews of the speakers and events here.
Graphics Gone Green had a table at the event, and we generated a lot of interest and buzz at our table. Here are some pictures.
The following week, mediabistro’s blogs, GalleyCat and eBookNewser sent me these questions to answer:
They asked for some some practical tips for how publishers can set up an environment-friendly policy; and what the eBook revolution will mean for the environmental footprint of publishers.
My replies were posted on GalleyCat and eBookNewser. Good press.
The GGG team
Pictures from launch party for Graphics Gone Green, an ebook and print book on sustainable workflows for designers.
Click picture to see the album.
Since we launched the ebook, I’ve been asked to recommend design schools that offer “remedial” training in sustainable design. It’s an urgent need. I know of a few schools that offer flexibility with e-learning, and distance learning options.
If you hear of others, please forward!
After a year and a half, it was a true labor of love. Even feels like giving birth–euphoria and utter exhaustion.
“Graphics Gone Green. Ways to Go Green Without Losing Your Shirt,” our PDF-based ebook is ready. All 157 glorious pages with thousands of links, hyper-linked x-refs, video interviews and more. It’s aimed at creative professionals who wish to make their workflows more sustainable. Erica and I thought long and hard about how we designers like to learn and process information. Then we designed the ebook’s interface, appearance and navigation accordingly. For people who like to read a printed page, we offer a book (printed one at a time) from Blurb.
We really like how it turned out. Hope you do too. I’ll post a sample chapter and also the colophon. Check it out!
Cover design of ebook