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Mark Porter » Blog Archive » New work: The Guardian iPad app
"Unlike the iPhone and Android apps, which are built on feeds from the website, this one actually recycles the already-formatted newspaper pages. A script analyses the InDesign files from the printed paper and uses various parameters (page number, physical area and position that a story occupies, headline size, image size etc) to assign a value to the story. The content is then automatically rebuilt according to those values in a new InDesign template for the app.

It’s not quite the “Robot Mark Porter” that Schulze and Jones imagined in the workshops, but it’s as close as we’re likely to see in my lifetime. Of course robots do not make good subs or designers, so at this stage some humans intervene to refine, improve and add character, particularly to the article pages. Then the InDesign data goes into a digital sausage machine to emerge at the other end as HTML." Niiiiice.
berg  design  layout  guardian  markporter  ipad  print 
october 2011 by infovore » puts vs print in ruby
"...the print method buffers the output. The easiest way to get around this (for a situation like the above) is to set the sync property on $stdout." Aha. That's where I've been going wrong!
ruby  puts  print  stdout  unix 
october 2009 by infovore
Product: NASA Apollo 11 Manual
Haynes Manual for the Apollo 1 LM and CSM. Awesome.
nasa  space  haynes  books  print 
june 2009 by infovore
Professional Photographic Printing at theprintspace
"Professional photographic & art printing with great value? theprintspace delivers. At the printspace we understand what professional quality means, and we also offer 48 hour turnaround time & guaranteed satisfaction." As recommended to me by Jon.
printing  photography  hackney  print  photo  online  shop 
may 2009 by infovore
Welcome, <em>Wired</em>. We call this land "Internet" | Boing Boing Gadgets
Joel Johnson rounds on Wired for the gulf between their online and printed formats; the comments thread turns into a much more rational, and reasonable, discussion from many Wired staff, past and present.
magazines  wired  blogs  online  media  print  criticism 
may 2009 by infovore
A Sarsen Amongst Dirt: Experimental Type & Design — Bookkake
"A couple of other examples of this kind of thing we like, are the bookish experimentations of B.S. Johnson, whose second novel Alberto Angelo contains both stream-of-conciousness marginalia, and cut-through pages enabling the reader to see ahead - possibly the most radical act I know in experimental books." Yes! And which I bang on about interminably. I love this stuff.
design  publishing  books  literature  book  print  bsjohnson  nonlinear 
january 2009 by infovore
STACK independent magazine subscription and delivery
Stack lets you subscribe to a selection of independent magazines; you choose how many you want a year, and they send you a selection. A really nice idea, although it'll be interesting to see them broaden their horizons a bit.
subscription  magagzine  print  music  film  independent  publishing 
december 2008 by infovore
Click "CM Gallery". Watch. In order to illustrate the xiao's ability to not only take but also print photographs, Takara Tomy really pushed their anthropomorphic metaphor to the limits.
camera  print  electronics  technology  japan  anthropomorphic  maximumstrain 
december 2008 by infovore
Corbis Readymech Cameras
"Take a break from your computer! Download, print and build your own pinhole camera. Follow the instructions and enjoy!" Beautiful.
pdf  print  pinhole  camera  pinholecamera  photography  beautiful 
november 2008 by infovore
Dexter Gets His Own Newsstand
Wonderful pastiches of popular US newstand titles to promote the new season of Dexter. The New Yorker pastiche is particularly superb.
design  print  publishing  magazine  cover  parody  pastiche  dexter 
october 2008 by infovore
Do Canonical Web Designs Exist? - Bokardo
"The web is not suffering from a lack of canonical design. It’s just that canonical design on the web isn’t as glamorous as some want it to be." I have wrestled with so many people about what "design" on the web means. This helps me understand myself
design  web  print  designers  culture  online  aeshetics  subjectivity 
november 2007 by infovore
Prince: What's New
"Prince is a computer program that converts XML and HTML into PDF documents."
pdf  css  xml  print  software  publishing  layout  conversion 
september 2007 by infovore
Subtraction: Pages Are the Problem
"the idea of a page has such a deeply rooted connotation in centuries of printed matter that Web novices tend to think of Web pages as simply finite blocks of text and images, with functionality and interactions as only superficial garnishes."
ia  page  print  web  webdesign  informationdesign 
may 2007 by infovore
New at Pentagram: New Work: TIME Magazine
Pentagram's Time redesign launched; here's their blogpost on it. Really like the design of the contents page especially.
design  layout  pentagram  print  magazine 
march 2007 by infovore

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