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Craig Mod

in Palo Alto

Books in the Age of the iPad

PRESENTED ON JAN 27, 2010
IN TOKYO @ VOL 68

Print is dying. Digital is surging. Everyone is confused. GOOD RIDDANCE. As the publishing industry wobbles and Kindle sales jump, book romanticists cry themselves to sleep. But really, what are we shedding tears over? This presentation is in JAPANESE, but head over here to read Craig Mod's amazing blog post about it.

"Presentation of the Day" on August 7, 2013.

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Print Space Tokyo

BY CRAIG MOD
@ VOL 51 ON APR 24, 2008

Book designer and web developer Craig Mod speaks (in Japanese) about his Tokyo based print and web projects, in particular about "Art Space Tokyo", a beautifullly illustrated compilation of Tokyo's best, most unique, and sometimes hidden galleries.

"Presentation of the Day" on August 14, 2013.

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Book Design from Xalapa

BY ÁLVARO ITZAMÁ
@ VOL 8 ON OCT 20, 2011

In this presentation, Álvaro Itzamá takes us on a tour of various book projects he's worked on, each quite different from the other. (in Spanish)

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From Concept to Completion

BY JOSH ALVES
@ VOL 11 ON FEB 21, 2014

Josh Alves is a children's book illustrator and cartoonist from Glenburn, Maine. He's illustrated chapter books, picture books, and has created graphics and animations for interactive books and mobile games. He shares his experience of self-producing his first children's book, "Lilly Bristol, Dinosaur Wrangler".

"Presentation of the Day" on April 3, 2014.

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Ediciones Acapulco

BY SELVA HERNÁNDEZ
@ VOL 37 ON SEP 25, 2014

To write and to be read, electronic media is the best option now a days. This reality provides of a new dimension to the paper format. Selva Hernandez opts for a different way of making books. With Ediciones Acapulco she promotes hand in hand distribution through direct sales or social media. The idea of colaborating directly with the author in the production and design of the book result in the creation of objects in which the typography is intrinsically related to its form.

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Is the Book a Threatened Species

BY MICHEL STREICH
IN BLUE MOUNTAINS

Michel Streich explores the notion that have many wondering, "Will digital media replace the printed book?" Let's see what we can read into this...

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Bridges and Books

BY PATRICK MCBRIARTY
@ VOL 34 ON JUN 02, 2015

Patrick McBriarty shares his passion for bridges, and how he turned his attention to writing books on the topic.

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Medieval Hypertext

BY CHRIS MEYNS
@ VOL 2 ON NOV 17, 2015

Many of the innovative tools we use nowadays on the Internet can in fact be traced to medieval manuscripts. And yes, that includes cute cat pictures. Chris Meyns explains.

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Swiss Art Books; Inspiration on a Page

BY MIRJAM ROMBACH
@ TOKYO ART BOOK FAIR 2015, POWERED BY PECHAKUCHA ON SEP 19, 2015

Speaker Mirjam Rombach draws from her career as an independent publishing to discuss the feild. Hailing from switzerland, the art, architecture, and design provide plentiful content for publications and artistic books.

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The Idea of the Book

BY FREDRIK AVERIN
@ VOL 21 ON DEC 06, 2016

Fredrik Averin explains the concepts, narratives, aesthetics, language, and obessions which question the format and purpose of the book.