It's been a while…

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It's been quiet here for a while now… with a reason. Durint the past months I was working on Picpack. Picpack is a personalized printing service, that turns your Instagrams — yes the service, that was recently bought by Facebook for around 1 Billion Dollar — into really cool magnets. You can check it out on getpicpack.com. It's pretty simple: You log in with … more

We love NYC – AF/OI-01 is now available at Printed Matter

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I'm very happy to announce, that the book AF/OI-01 by Amos Fricke is now also distributed by one of the world's largest and finest indie wholesale and retail distribution hub for artists books: As of now the book is not only available via our webstore and do you read me?!, Berlin, but also at Printed Matter, New York. You can buy your copy via their webstore for … more

AF/OI-01 is now available at do you read me?! in Berlin

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You can now buy the book AF-OI-01, our latest photography book by Amos Fricke, not only online, but also at the wonderful local bookstore do you read me?! in Auguststraße 28, Berlin. do you read me?! is one of Berlins finest book and magazine stores. They offer a selected assortment of fashion, photography, art, architecture, interior and design magazines and … more

PressPausePlay Rewind

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I know, it's already a few weeks ago, that I organized the screening of the documentary PressPausePlay. But I still owe you an update. So here we go: First of all, thank you all for coming. I had a lot of fun meeting new and known faces, watching and discussing a great documentary. Thanks also to the Gidsy-Team for providing the tool to organize the event and … more

The Story Behind PressPausePlay: An Interview with the Directors David Dworsky and Victor Köhler

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Probably you know that I'm organizing the screening of the documentary PressPausePlay. To give you a better idea of the movie and the story behind the documentary, I interviewd the filmmakers David Dworsky and Victor Köhler. Please don't forget to book your spot for the 18th January for the screening on Gidsy.com. All remaining profits are going to be donated to … more

Invitation to the Screening of the Documentary PressPausePlay on the 18th January

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Thanks to the digital revolution everybody has cheap and easy acces to produce and distribute art. In the end, that leads to a democratization of art–anybody has the chance to express themselves. Does the inexpensive and easy access to digital tools lead to a distinguished artistry or is it creating a culture of mediocrity? Two young Swedish filmmakers, … more

Minimal as its best: Business Cards are now customizable

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The eight business card templates on a A4 sheet are getting more and more popular. Thus, I thought it's time for an update: As of now you can add your address or whatever you like and you'll get the text on each of the eight cards. It's sleek and simple. And as a surplus, you can now also customize the Square Dots Graph Paper. Enjoy! And yes, we're now on … more

Outlooks Insights: The Book as a Snapshot

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At the beginning of this year, my brother Amos and I were discussing the idea of making a book out of his series Outlooks Insights, a collection of black and white snapshots taken over the last two years with an analog Yashica camera at different locations all over Europe. But we faced a problem: we couldn't think of a layout that worked. We thought of ordering … more

Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I'm Yours: The Launch of Our Second Book

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  We worked on this project for over six months. Thus I'm very pleased to announce, that we'll releasing our new book, titled AF/OI-01, next week. AF/OI-01 is the first book of the series "Outlooks Insights" of the Berlin-based photographer Amos Fricke. 200 mainly unpublished photographs are summarized in a single-item produced bound format–we offer every … more

A Short Wrap Up – generatedpaper.com

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It's been a while since the last blogpost on generatedpaper.com. But behind the scenes happened a lot. So, lets have a quick look at all the news: We'll keep you posted The calendar section is still the most popular one. Thus, I'm always looking for ways how to improve it. From now on, you don't need to remind yourself of downloading a new paper everytime a … more

Elena Favilli about Timbuktu and Designing a Digital Magazine for Children

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Tell us about you: who is behind Timbuktu and what is your mission? Timbuktu was born as a collaboration of young designers, writers, photographers and illustrators working on communication projects for children. Designing digital content for children is one of the most exciting challenges of our time. We wanted to make a digital magazine where children could … more

Einladung zum Bildungsbrunch Entrepreneurship

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Was vereint Ted Turner, Henry Ford und Richard Branson? Sie sind alle erfolgreiche Unternehmer und Legastheniker. Menschen, die an den Filtermechanismen der Bildungsinstitutionen gescheitert sind, ihren eigenen Weg gefunden haben und letztlich in Ansehen, Bekanntheit, Wohlstand weit mehr erbracht haben als vermutlich alle ihre ehemaligen Klassenkameraden … more

Publish While Writing – An Interview with Scott Patten, co-founder of Leanpub

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One of the most inspiring articles of the last months is Craig Mods essay Post-Articfact Books & Publishing. – A young Canadian startup, Leanpub, is a really good example how to incorporate Mods ideas into a business modell. Heavely inspired by Lean Startup evangelist Eric Ries et al. Peter Armstrong, one of the co-founders, wrote the Lean Publishing Manifesto which … more

Martijn Groot about Peecho and the Printcloud

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Tell us about yourself: who are you and what do you do? Martijn Groot. Positive spirit and committed entrepreneur. Proud dad of a two year old girl. Extremely happy with her mum, too. I like my sports. I play squash, footy and love to go skiing, snowboarding and kitesurfing. What's the idea behind Peecho? We learned that the market for customized printing of … more

generatedpaper.com: writing paper for first graders now customizable

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The latest addition to my effort was to add more options to customize the PDFs on www.generatedpaper.com is the writing paper for prescholers and first graders. More and more firstgraders have difficulties with fine motoric skills, coordination and action planing. Learning to write becomes a complex challenge. The general writing papers for prescholers and first … more

generatedpaper.com: Ready for the future

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After more than a year and now over 40 free templates it was time to take the next steps: (1) I revamped the design. I added a lot more white space and tried to improve the main interaction: downloading and customizing papers. Also, the customizable papers now have their own page, resulting in having more space to offer advanced customization options in the … more

generatedpaper.com: Calendar and Wireframing Updated

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One of the most succesful categories on generatedpaper is the calendar section. Hence I'm happy to announce that the calendar section got an update today: The weekly calendar is now customizable—now you can select every week of the current year. The monthly calendar was majorly redesigned. The calendar is now structured in weeks and the rest of the previous and … more

Frohe Ostern!

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Zum heutigen Welttag des Buches haben wir uns selbst etwas geschenkt: die Rubrik Artikel. Während der letzten Monate ist einiges von mir zu Viktor & Pettl geschrieben, mangels eines passenden Ortes, aber nie auf www.viktorundpettl.de aufgeführt worden. Das ist nun vorbei, denn die neue Rubrik »Artikel« beherbergt alle bisher verstreut erschienenen Artikel. In … more

generatedpaper.com sieben Monate später

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Rund sieben Monate ist es her, dass ich generatedpaper.com gestartet habe. Inzwischen wurden die Vorlagen über 12.000 Mal heruntergeladen. In diesem guten halben Jahr sind etliche Vorlagen hinzugekommen. Besonders die Kategorie Kinder ist stark gewachsen und bietet inzwischen eine umfangreiche Sammlung an druckbaren Vorlagen für die Arbeit mit Kindern. Ein Teil … more

Die elektronische Ausgabe von »Was ich alles kann…« nun im chrome webstore

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Vor rund einer Woche hat Google mit dem chrome webstore den eigenen Shop für Webapps vorgestellt. Dies war die ideale Gelegenheit, um Anna Dreyers digitale Ausgabe des Buchs Was ich alles kann… einem weiteren Leserkreis zugänglich zu machen. Die digitale Ausgabe kann nun direkt aus Chromes Webstore kostenfrei aufgerufen und gelesen werden. Was ich alles kann… … more

Viktor und Pettl verlegen

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Vor rund einem Monat haben wir mit dem Yanus Verlag ein Experiment gewagt und erstmals ein Kinderbuch mit zwölf Texten für Leseanfänger herausgebracht – gedruckt und als HTML5 iPad-App. Nun haben wir uns entschieden Was ich alles kann… von Anna Dreyer und möglichen Folgetiteln eine eigene Heimat zu geben. Wir haben deswegen den Verlag Viktor & Pettl ins Leben … more

Typografie für Leseanfänger

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Das erste Kinderbuch aus dem Verlag Viktor und Pettl – Anna Dreyers Was ich alles kann… – zielt im Speziellen auf Leseanfänger und Kinder mit Leseschwierigkeiten ab. Im Vorfeld haben wir uns daher intensiver mit der Frage auseinandergesetzt, wie eine adäquate typografische Gestaltung aussehen muss, um Leseanfängern das Lesenlernen zu erleichtern. … more

Gedruckt und elektronisch: Anna Dreyers Texte für Leseanfänger

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Im Yanus Verlag haben wir neben unserer täglichen Verlagsarbeit ein Experiment gewagt: Wir haben unter dem Titel Was ich alles kann… zwölf kurze Texte von Anna Dreyer für Leseanfänger veröffentlicht. Und zwar einerseits als käufliche gedruckte Variante und andererseits als eine für das iPad und die Browser Chrome und Safari optimierte Version. Diese ist frei … more