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Losing BeautyThe trouble with eBooks   JOHN LABOVITZ      @ JsLABOVITZ    JOHNLABOVITZ.cOm      pOLymeccA.cOm
a few of my favorite things
Facta et dicta memorabilia    Valerius   Maximus         1471
Manuale  TipograficoGiambattista    Bodoni         1818
Enough   RopeDorothy Parker   1924
Roderigo of BivarT. Sturge   Moore    1925
The House atPooh Corner A.A. Milne       1928
Leaves of Grass       Walt    Whitman       ca. 1935
The  Story ofFerdinand  Munro    Leaf& Robert Lawson     1936
Typologia FredericW. Goudy     1940
In a Chinese     Garden   Frederic   Loomis       1942
Trout Fishing  in America    Richard   Brautigan        1967
Back Roads of Oregon     EarlHollander      1979
HowTypography    Works  Fernand   Baudin     1984
Zen & the Art of theMacintosh  Michael   Green      1986
Travels in theDrifting Dawn     Kenneth      White          1990
TheTattooed   Map BarbaraHodgson    1995
The Moonlight    Chronicles        Dan        Price        2000
and then…
Moby Dick  Herman  Melville1851 / 2010
The Adventures of Huckleberry          Finn  Mark Twain    1885 / 2010
Zen &  the Art of MotorcycleMaintenance Robert M.    Pirsig1974 / 2009
Pride &   PrejudiceJane Austen 1813 / 2010
whoa!what happened?
the balance has shifted
cONTeNT               desIgN   cONTAINer   cONTeNT   desIgN              cONTAINer   cONTeNT   desIgN              cONTAINer
cONTeNT            desIgN     TecHNOLOgycONTeNT      desIgN        TecHNOLOgy   cONTeNT   desIgN               cONTAINer
cONTeNT       desIgN       TecHNOLOgycONTeNT   desIgN       TecHNOLOgycONTeNT            TecHNOLOgy                       ...
Book design is the art ofincorporating the content, style,  format, design, and sequence of the various components of a   ...
this has happened before
The Hunchback of Notre-Dame  Victor Hugo          1834
On the Origin      of SpeciesCharles Darwin           1859
wake up!
William     Morris     ArTIsT   desIgNer    prINTer      TypO-   grApHerBOOkBINder crAfTsmAN       pOeT     wrITer  sOcIAL...
The Nature of      Gothic John Ruskin        1892
dANIeL BerkeLey updIkew.A. dwIggINs • frederIc gOudyBruce rOgers • JAN TscHIcHOLd erIc gILL • sTANLey mOrIsON        J. VA...
There is no excuse fordoing anything which is not    strikingly beautiful.     wILLIAm mOrrIs
who will be ourWilliam Morris?
Copyright © Levar Wheeler
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John Labovitz - miniTOC Portland presentation. July 27, 2011.

The eBooks revolution, like the web revolution before it, has brought us to the rough edge of the past half-millenium of publishing. But what have we sacrificed in return for shiny new technology and virtual distribution networks? In this presentation, we will look at other transitional (and transitory) times in the history of books & publishing, and try to learn their lessons — again.

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Losing beauty: What's wrong with eBooks

  1. 1. Losing BeautyThe trouble with eBooks JOHN LABOVITZ @ JsLABOVITZ JOHNLABOVITZ.cOm pOLymeccA.cOm
  2. 2. a few of my favorite things
  3. 3. Facta et dicta memorabilia Valerius Maximus 1471
  4. 4. Manuale TipograficoGiambattista Bodoni 1818
  5. 5. Enough RopeDorothy Parker 1924
  6. 6. Roderigo of BivarT. Sturge Moore 1925
  7. 7. The House atPooh Corner A.A. Milne 1928
  8. 8. Leaves of Grass Walt Whitman ca. 1935
  9. 9. The Story ofFerdinand Munro Leaf& Robert Lawson 1936
  10. 10. Typologia FredericW. Goudy 1940
  11. 11. In a Chinese Garden Frederic Loomis 1942
  12. 12. Trout Fishing in America Richard Brautigan 1967
  13. 13. Back Roads of Oregon EarlHollander 1979
  14. 14. HowTypography Works Fernand Baudin 1984
  15. 15. Zen & the Art of theMacintosh Michael Green 1986
  16. 16. Travels in theDrifting Dawn Kenneth White 1990
  17. 17. TheTattooed Map BarbaraHodgson 1995
  18. 18. The Moonlight Chronicles Dan Price 2000
  19. 19. and then…
  20. 20. Moby Dick Herman Melville1851 / 2010
  21. 21. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Mark Twain 1885 / 2010
  22. 22. Zen & the Art of MotorcycleMaintenance Robert M. Pirsig1974 / 2009
  23. 23. Pride & PrejudiceJane Austen 1813 / 2010
  24. 24. whoa!what happened?
  25. 25. the balance has shifted
  26. 26. cONTeNT desIgN cONTAINer cONTeNT desIgN cONTAINer cONTeNT desIgN cONTAINer
  27. 27. cONTeNT desIgN TecHNOLOgycONTeNT desIgN TecHNOLOgy cONTeNT desIgN cONTAINer
  28. 28. cONTeNT desIgN TecHNOLOgycONTeNT desIgN TecHNOLOgycONTeNT TecHNOLOgy desIgN
  29. 29. Book design is the art ofincorporating the content, style, format, design, and sequence of the various components of a book into a coherent whole. wIkIpedIA
  30. 30. this has happened before
  31. 31. The Hunchback of Notre-Dame Victor Hugo 1834
  32. 32. On the Origin of SpeciesCharles Darwin 1859
  33. 33. wake up!
  34. 34. William Morris ArTIsT desIgNer prINTer TypO- grApHerBOOkBINder crAfTsmAN pOeT wrITer sOcIALIsT
  35. 35. The Nature of Gothic John Ruskin 1892
  36. 36. dANIeL BerkeLey updIkew.A. dwIggINs • frederIc gOudyBruce rOgers • JAN TscHIcHOLd erIc gILL • sTANLey mOrIsON J. VAN krImpeN
  37. 37. There is no excuse fordoing anything which is not strikingly beautiful. wILLIAm mOrrIs
  38. 38. who will be ourWilliam Morris?
  39. 39. Copyright © Levar Wheeler

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