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July 19, 2014 - No Comments!

A Book Maquette Collaboration with Photographer Matt Eich

At last, I’m posting a few photos and details of a maquette I designed with Mike Davis and photographer Matt Eich.

I asked Matt awhile ago about sharing some pages from the maquette and he gave me the go ahead but you know how it is, something else comes up that requires your attention toute suite and that blog post you were supposed to write moves down the list.

But now that Matt has announced the maquette in his newsletter, I felt motivated to share.

I hope he does find “a home” (publisher) for The Invisible Yoke.

Below are stacks of the printed and bound maquettes. (Thank you Christina!)

I’m DYING to hold one in my hands!

Photo by Conveyor Arts

Photo by Conveyor Arts

Here are some of the book details:

  • Roughly 7x9 in size
  • Binder's board, Foil stamped
  • Red Gaff Tape for the binding
  • Mohwak 80# Superfine Ultrawhite Uncoated
  • Typeface: Pitch by KLIM and available at Vllge.
  • Printed by Conveyor Arts
Proofs, proofs, proofs!

Proofs, proofs, proofs!

And a few pages from the book.

The maquettes are available for purchase from Matt:

Five copies are made available for sale with an 11x14 limited-edition print, five copies will be sent to select publishers in the hopes of finding a home for this work. Send me an email (studio@matteichphoto.com) if you are interested in acquiring one of the five copies available.

PS: Matt has an exhibit of the work at The Half King (an amazing space with a yummy salmon dish I might add 🙂

The Invisible Yoke
July 15, 2014–August 30, 2014

The Half King, 505 W 23rd St, New York, NY 10011

Get some food, a drink and view the photos.

March 8, 2014 - No Comments!

A Journal of Insomnia: The High Bar in Storytelling and Interaction Design

For me, this is the high bar in documentary, multimedia, immersive storytelling.

Created by The National Film Board of Canada, A Journal of Insomnia is a "web-based, collaborative exploration of what keeps us—along with a third of the developed world—up at night" (via Communication Arts Interactive Annual 20)

It took three years to create. The volume of  content, the visual display of audio (stunning) combined with excellent user interaction with the journal is a true example of excellence in design. 

If you are spending the wee hours up and about, add your experience to the journal. The combination of imagery and audio definitely gives you the feeling of not having enough sleep. 

View more incredible examples of rich, interactive experiences from the 2014 Communication Arts Interactive Annual.

January 30, 2014 - No Comments!

What is Design?

[Design] broadly embraces the whole orbit of man-made, visible surroundings, from simple everyday goods to the complex pattern of a whole town.

— Walter Gropius, founder of the German Bauhaus movement

August 20, 2013 - No Comments!

All This Ending Leads to More Beginnings

Technology almost always democratizes art, because it gives us better tools, better access and a quicker route to mediocrity … And so, when technology shows up, it’s easy to imagine that along with the old school becoming obsolete, the new school will be populated by nothing but lazy poseurs ... all this ending is leading to more and more beginnings, isn’t it? It’s not ruined, it’s merely different.

— Seth Godin

Sometimes I get in a funk when I think about the time that gets sucked up keeping up with technology and how it has rapidly changed so many aspects of our lives and the ways we make a living.

But it doesn't last long.

Why? 

It's empowering to be able to think of an idea and then to execute it.

We can create things and we can create experiences. 

Just. Like. That.