This site was recently completed by fisheye (with back-end help ably supplied by Paul Erickson at Xperimental Studios) for the wonderful women of Indigo Design, Sydney-based Interior designers. We created an illustration of their studio space from a photograph, and decided that this should be used for the site’s navigation. A big site, a lot of consultation and hard work later, here it is!
BOSTES (big breath: NSW Board of Studies Teaching and Educational Standards) English and Mathematics Syllabus illustrations.
Just recently completed, these were a most enjoyable distraction from my computer! A few samples from the project are below.
A highly topical travelling exhibition on Sustainability, Biodiversity and Climate Change. Put together by the Australian Museum, it toured regional areas of Australia over many months. Fisheye designed the entire display (3 large banners plus 11 information panels) plus a folded DL brochure and a 32 page booklet to accompany it, called the Green Home Guide. A very rewarding project.
Hot off the e-press!
Michele Cranston is a very talented cookbook author and food stylist, based in Sydney. Have a look at her freshly fisheye-designed website. Beautiful photography by Warwick Orme.
I just found this article from the New York Times which reports on Amazon’s move to directly woo authors, cutting publishers out of the deal. While this could be a good development for some authors who can self-publish e-books with Amazon and make more income from writing, I worry about the potential for publishing standards to drop. Publishing houses apply rigour to manuscripts, with usually multiple rounds of editing and proofreading – leading to a higher quality in the finished product. Not to mention the careful attention to the creation of a great cover!
Would love to hear your views on this hot topic!
Julia Rothman is a New York-based illustrator whose drawings take me back to some of my favourite childhood books in style. She brings something fresh to a linear style which was so popular in the 60s and 70s. Have a look at some of her work here, plus an interview with the good people at Grain Edit.
Good typography and cover design – how important is it to the e-book reader?
This article from WIRED magazine highlights some concerns that I’ve long held about our new digital world of ebooks. In particular, the loss of the wonderful art of the typographer, not to mention a well-designed cover. Let’s hope that developers are onto it!
The book bee
This is an illustration I did recently to depict how it feels when your mind is paid a visit by the book bee. Feels so good to have your flowers pollinated regularly!
The Intruder – Deviant Tree
A digital collage using all sorts of plants ranging from ivy to houseplants to an ancient fig tree. This was one of 16 illustrations in ‘The Intruder’ a pre-teen sci-fi tale about plants grown on the moon under a giant dome, following the end of food production on Earth.
So here’s what you’ve been waiting to hear:
Fisheye can now publish eBooks! We can produce ePub (eg, for iPad) or MOBI files (for Kindle), using the latest InDesign suite of tools. We can either create eBooks from scratch for you, or convert existing digital files to ePub/MOBI format. Easy! Give us a call on 0421 865 843 with any eBook queries you may have.