There’s a lot of creative, technical and budget-related problems to solve in regards to this multimedia eBook project of mine, but the heartening thing is, is that solutions always occur – and they do so organically.
Up to now – I’ve been planning a singular ‘manual’ about TP. I’m creating it chapter by chapter, prioritising ‘Making of The Flexipede’ and ‘Ch4 Logo’ chapters, (in 2022, it’s 40 years since TP created the logo just in time for the channel launch).
I’m aware of how ‘heavy’ the eBook may become, making it problematic to host online and store on devices if downloaded.
In addition, I’ve always liked the idea of creating a few printed hard copies, echoing the paper in the archive – and the general analogue/digital theme running through TP’s work. I’ve had a great response re. this printing notion. (I’ve experience of working on may printed projects – including two where I created QR codes to moving image media).
Anyway, to cut a rambling blog post short, I’ve decided to take my book chapters and create smaller A5-sized manuals. I think this is a good step as it not only references Tony’s work with Benedict at the BBC – but it also works on practically, technically and budget-wise.
In short: the smaller eBooks will be more easily downloadable and printable.
Also, I love the idea of each booklet (or should I say ‘manualet’) looking a little different, as time and graphics evolve.
Just writing this makes me feel excited about making one! – so I’ll sign off for now.
Cheers! – Kate