on The Book Designer:
Intro by Joel Friedlander:
There’s great debate in some circles these days about whether ebooks can and will eventually and completely replace print books.
In today’s post, Douglas Bonneville explains why he believes this may be impractical and offers another option as the way of the future.
It’s been nine years since I published my first graphic design book, The Big Book of Font Combinations, as a 370-page PDF. What started out great in the digital realm slowly eroded over a period of years due to piracy, plagiarism, the changing nature of websites, and the constantly shifting rules and best practices of search engine optimization (SEO).
Late last year it became clear it was time to let go of the digital past and embrace the analog future. But not just any analog future, I’m talking about the digital analog future. Sound confusing? Let’s go back to the beginning so I can explain!