If you were patient enough to get
this far, (unless you clicked the direct link, cheater!)
and are serious tech or design geek, your patience has just
been rewarded! Good for you!
Art, Design, Tech
The book was rescued from a flat file that had been flooded
during the fire. So there was minimal heat or smoke damage.
I scanned the plates in 300 dpi grayscale into Adobe
PhotoShop CS2 using
a prepress-quality Epson Perfection 4870 Scanner. I whited
out the old and water damage and touched up any damaged
work by hand with a Wacom Tablet.
An original mold and water damaged
My horrid student calligraphy had to go.
I used Adobe InDesign CS2 to recreate the
plates. I replaced the presstype generic Times Roman with
the elegant ITC
I used a new OpenType
version of Caflisch Script Pro for the script
face, expanded for a more “handwritten” look.
Plate digitally restored in InDesign.
I resisted the temptation (mostly) to “improve” on
either the drawings or the layout, trying to sustain the
charm, and imperfections, of the original version. The
artwork was done on a Power Macintosh Quicksilver G4 Tower,
Mac OS 10.3.2, the 1 GB of Ram, really helps.
The web incarnation was prepared using Macromedia
Dreamweaver MX. The InDesign Plates were exported
to a print-resolution PDF file, brought into PhotoShop
and saved to web-compatible
32-level GIF files. I created the additional graphics,
samples, buttons, etc. in PhotoShop and ImageReady.
My sons or wife were not harmed during the production of
this project, despite temptation. And I SWEAR I
am gonna erase that *&^%$ Halo demo if
they don't QUIET THE HELL DOWN on the freakin' iBook!!!!
Griffith, Nanuet, NY, December 2005
is TOO damn easy.
I ran into a glitch putting together the
plates in InDesign. Thankfully one of
good friends (Thank
you, Chris!) spotted
before I handed out a bunch of
The white background of the restored
the text boxes
P is for Pencil and N
is for Night.
Corrected by altering the stacking order.
Of course then I had to export replacement
to correct the PDFs used to generate
Don't let your boss fire your proofreader!