Scott Boms and I are talking about design and typography of E-books at BookCamp 2010. Our blurb:

E-Books: From Structure to Typography

E-books look terrible. But why? Scott Boms shows some landmark examples of Canadian print books that are a challenge at best to convert to electronic format. There the issue is complexity of graphic design. But Joe Clark shows that even the simplest text gets hacked and mangled in E-format. Why? It’s the ever-present problem of retraining authors, publishers, and designers to think in terms of structure –which, paradoxically, is the best way to ensure good design.

Although the conference is overrun with industry hacks and mandarins, our session is guaranteed not to be as atrocious as anything you sat through last year.

There will be a handout that will never appear online and never will see the light of day again, plus some really very nice show ’n’ tell for fans of Canadiana.

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