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a blog about books, design, art, or whatever takes my fancy this month…

A new site for Indigo Design Group

Posted by on Dec 30, 2014 in the blog | 0 comments

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!  

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A fabulous food stylist/author’s work showcased in their new site designed by fisheye

Posted by on Jul 18, 2012 in the blog | 0 comments

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.

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Amazon can now bypass publishers

Posted by on Oct 20, 2011 in the blog | 0 comments

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...

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Illustrator’s corner: Julia Rothman

Posted by on Oct 17, 2011 in the blog | 0 comments

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...

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The ugly e-book!

Posted by on Sep 22, 2011 in the blog | 0 comments

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...

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fisheye now does eBooks!

Posted by on Sep 21, 2011 in the blog | 0 comments

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.

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