Posted on September 27, 2009 Updated on September 27, 2009
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I don’t know if you want to be able to print and distribute your magazine offline, but I always find such approachs too classical.
Digital material permits to be more imaginative while considering artwork distribution. For example, SVG files can embed metadata that are really important, and just distributing a pixmap of it reduce its interest. Even if there is just hyperlinks on the images, it is more practical and more prone to show alternative uses.
There must be alternative ways of showing people artworks : showing more data about it, while keeping a simple design that emphasize pictures.
Thanks for your suggestion. I know what you mean about the alternative ways, but this is not planned yet. Maybe there is a option to add some other versions on a website like this : http://www.spoonfork.de/.
Please note, this is a one man project and it is much work anyway.
In fact I was wondering why you do use a magazine-like shape instead of a good old web gallery? Even if one cannot find a original way of displaying artworks, maybe that a web gallery would permits to carry more data to the reader?
Well i like this classic feeling as an real magazine. When i build an new website for the mag again, i will thinking about this Gallery.
I’d quite like to see some text in there as well as a running theme throughout the issue.
Oddly enough I was thinking about starting my own publication that centered around open source and art called freezine. The idea behind this is that it’d be more of a collaboratively edited magazine which allowed space for modification and customisation.
In the spirit of open source, should you ever open up the designing of the magazine to the public I’d gladly help 😀
I would change something about this projekt, it should be greater and more open.
I`ve create a Code:Free Google Group. This international group can collaborate as a team then.
So everyone has the possibility to have influence.
Please join the the team if you want to help.
Hello there Chris! Your work is amazing! I’ve been watching your blog since a couple of months ago. It’s really inspiring to see great artwork done with open source tools.
Anyway, about the magazine, i think that there’s enough tutorials on the web, and every body knows that if someone wants to learn something, certainly the first place that will be searched is google, or even some blogs. But i guess nobody will search inside a specific pdf, cause it’s not the easiest and most efficient way to do that. Then, why keeping knowledge in a media that is not the most adequate, in this specific situation?
I think that tutorials should be kept in blogs, or sites, or any media that are more accessible. But a great compilation of artwork in a pdf is always welcome!!! And you’re doing a great work since now!!!
In other hand, making a special edition of code free with a greeeeeat compilation of tutorials, would be nice, cause it would be an easy way to find many of them in the same place.
Looking forward to seeing a great piece of art, with just the name of a text-editor mentioned as the tool it was created with.
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