I love books as a form of package,
and have always thought of them as transportation as well. They can
be many things: packages of ideas, delivery vehicles for information, objects of desire, a chance to
show-off . . . but they always take you to somewhere else than where you started, no matter what their
format, materials, or means of delivery.
Every publishing market requires a completely different design
approach for the production of the right package - from brutally clear, practical, software manuals to
intricately produced, paper-engineered marvels . . . and now purely electronic texts. I've worked in many
different areas of publishing as a designer and art-director, and love the problem solving that comes with
each area of activity. Good book design gives content a voice, so it can sing.
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