A beautiful app from the Centre Pompidou for Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec. Sketches and models — this is for me and Auggie, he was very excited about some drawings we saw of theirs in the jrp ringier catalogue. via bouroullec.com.
We received funding to develop an app for Windy!
Last week we were walking around, looking for some new school shoes when we stumbled on this sculpture by John Clement. It's a public sculpture, not roped off from the public and auggie went crazy with it — running, jumping, hiding. I think it's time to become more imaginative with our playspaces in North America.Read More
I really enjoyed this interview from 2011 with Laurence King,
"The market for digital illustrated books was always going to move more slowly than for text-only books, but it has developed less rapidly than I anticipated,
and in design and art is more-or-less negligible except for the sale of student books to “for profit” colleges, which sell them along to students as part of the price of the course.
Despite this, I feel sure that in the end the market for illustrated books that are content-driven (such as student, reference and how-to books) will become mainly digital. In the end, publishers’ costs for digital illustrated books will be much lower than for printed books, so publishers will try harder to tempt the market into digital products — not just with lower prices, but more importantly by exploiting digital possibilities. At the moment, digital illustrated books are only a major additional cost with little revenue attached, but I do not think that anyone in the art and design area has created one properly yet."
This looks good, Book Design by Andrew Haslam. I will be teaching a typography course in the spring at ECUAD, and I will add this to the recommended reading
Yesterday I gave a talk at Simon Fraser University on book design and publishing practices — while I was researching I found a new moomin app. Of course there are moomin apps, why didn't I think of it!
Today I'll be at the Alcuin Society's symposium on the printed and the electronic book called The New/Old Book. Chipp Kidd and Marian Bantjes will be speaking. It's been a while since I took a day off for professional practices.