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American Aria — Encore

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James Bond FAQ

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A Beautiful Fairy Tale

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Sibelius Music Notation Software Manual

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Land Market Monitoring for Smart Urban Growth

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The Artist as Citizen

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European Spatial Planning

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Zubin Mehta — The Score of My Life

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Food and Nutrition Bulletin, 1997–2015

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Schumann — A Chorus of Voices

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Desktop Mastering

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Frontman

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Pro Tools Surround Sound Mixing

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Charles Ives and Aaron Copland

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The Mahler Symphonies

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The Global Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases

American Aria — Encore

Features
  • book design
  • cover design
  • photo retouching
  • indexing

This book is an autobiography of Sherrill Milnes, one of the foremost operatic baritones of his generation. Due to the length of the content, we created a design that was somewhat compact while still maintaining elegance, combined with chapter opening titles that command attention, as befits the subject matter. The book includes two sixteen-page, high-quality, glossy photo insert sections, and two appendices. We also created the cover design and did the indexing.

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<p>Front, side, and back cover</p><p>First page of table of contents</p><p>Typical chapter opening page</p><p>Typical interior spread</p><p>Typical interior spread</p><p>Spread from one of the two sixteen-page glossy photo inserts</p><p>A spread from the Chronology appendix</p><p>A spread from the Performances appendix</p>

James Bond FAQ

Features
  • book design
  • photo retouching

All That’s Left to Know About Everyone’s Favorite Superspy

Part of the FAQ series we designed for Hal Leonard Publications. Includes biographies, synopses, production stories, and images and illustrations seldom seen in print.

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<p>Book cover.</p><p>Table of contents</p><p>Chapter opening spread</p><p>Typical interior spread.</p><p>Typical interior spread</p><p>Typical interior spread</p>

A Beautiful Fairy Tale

Features
  • book design
  • photo retouching

When Limelight Editions approached us to design this book, we knew at once that an elegant treatment would be needed. Gorgeous typography, delicate details, and understated chapter titles contribute to the overall feeling of beauty of intimacy.

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<p>First page of table of contents</p><p>Foreword</p><p>Chapter opening page</p><p>Typical spread</p><p>Section title page</p><p>Typical appendix spread</p>

Sibelius Music Notation Software Manual

Hal Leonard Books approached us to produce an updated version of this software manual. Our task was to create new templates in InDesign, import all new copy and graphics, and lay out the book in such a way as to optimize the output for conversion to ebook as well as printed copies.

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<p>Book cover</p><p>Table of Contents</p><p>Chapter opening page</p><p>Typical interior spread</p><p>Section divider</p>

Land Market Monitoring for Smart Urban Growth

Features
  • book design
  • charts
  • copy editing
  • cover design
  • illustrations
  • tables

This book was produced as a followup to a conference. It features many tables, charts, diagrams, and other graphics. We handled the entire project, including book and cover design, copy editing, illustrations, and other graphics. It is design to be a source of information regarding the prevention of urban sprawl, integration of transportation and land use plans, provision of affordable housing, protection of open space, and timely and efficient provision of urban infrasctructure.

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<p>Book cover</p><p>First page of Table of Contents.</p><p>Typical spread.</p><p>Page with table and figure.</p><p>Spread with figures.</p><p>Spread with table and figures.</p><p>Spread with table and bar chart.</p>

The Artist as Citizen

Features
  • book design

This is a custom book design we did for Amadeus Press. It is a compilation of Joseph W. Polisi’s articles and speeches from his two-decade tenure as president of the Juilliard School. We choose to do a classic design, combined with chapter opening pages with special type treatments for the titles, to create a spacious, readable book.

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<p>Table of contents</p><p>Chapter opening page</p><p>Typical interior pages</p><p>Typical interior pages</p>

European Spatial Planning

Features
  • book design
  • charts
  • copy editing
  • cover design
  • illustrations
  • tables

This book explores the implications of recent European innovations in spatial planning for the United States, and proposes solutions to the problems of congestion, sprawl, environmental degradation and economic decline in many areas of the country. There are many detailed maps, and the book features an insert of color plates showing these graphical maps in all their glory. The black and white versions scattered through the book refer to the version in the color plates for those interested in seeing the corresponding map in more detail.

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<p>Book cover.</p><p>First page of the Table of Contents.</p><p>Typical spread.</p><p>Spread with table and figure.</p><p>Spread from the full-color insert.</p>

Zubin Mehta — The Score of My Life

Features
  • book design
  • photo retouching

We used a relatively straightforward, classic design for this autobiography of Zubin Mehta, one of the most renowned conductors in the world. It's a hard-cover book with traditional thick, pleasant-feeling paper plus a sixteen-page high-gloss photo section in the middle.

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<p>Book title page</p><p>Typical chapter opening page</p><p>Typical interior spread</p><p>A spread from the glossy photo insert section</p>

Food and Nutrition Bulletin, 1997–2015

Features
  • book design
  • charts
  • illustrations
  • photo retouching
  • tables

Since 1987, this journal has disseminated the most cutting-edge work that is being done in nutrition research and food policy to alleviate malnutrition and hunger in the developing world. In 1997, we were given the task of converting the journal, which had been produced using old-fashioned typographical methods, into a digital format. We duplicated the style and typography as closely as possible, setting up templates in Pagemaker. Several years later, we converted the templates to InDesign when this software became our publishing platform of choice. We used Illustrator to recreate all charts, diagrams, and other graphics so that stylistic consistency is maintained across all authors and all issues. Articles were often rich in data, employing tables and figures of varying degrees of complexity to present this information as clearly as possible.

Alas, the journal lost its primary funding sources in 2015 and was sold to a different publisher, and the emphasis has shifted to an online format.

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<p>Typical journal cover. The quarterly journals often included a main issue (shown here) and a supplement.</p><p>Typical article opening spread</p><p>Typical spread with charts and tables</p><p>Spread with tables and diagram</p><p>Flow charts are a frequent type of graphic in the journal.</p><p>Some tables with extensive data require layout across the entire spread.</p><p>Spread with a very tall figure</p>

Schumann — A Chorus of Voices

Features
  • book design
  • photo retouching

This book is a compilation of interviews done by John C. Tibbets of the University of Arkansas with a number of individuals from different fields who offer their own distinct perspective on Schumann’s life and work. The challenge was to visually distinguish the various elements — interviews, editor’s notes, and the occasional dialogue among multiple individuals. The book is also quite long (over 500 pages), requiring a fairly tight typographical treatment. Photos are interspersed throughout the text.

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<p>Table of contents</p><p>Chapter opening page</p><p>Typical interior spread</p><p>Spread with photo</p><p>Spread with dialogue starting on right side</p>

Desktop Mastering

Features
  • book design
  • photo retouching

For this software manual, we created a straightforward design in order to not complicate the layouts, which are filled with screen captures and other graphics. The book is a large size, in keeping with similar books in Hal Leonard's lineup. The size allowed us to use certain images full-width in order to display details that would be lost at a smaller size. We also employed certain layout techniques to optimize export to ebook format.

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<p>First page of table of contents</p><p>Chapter opening page</p><p>Typical interior spread</p><p>Typical interior spread</p>

Frontman

Features
  • book design
  • photo retouching

This book is an autobiography of acclaimed recording artist, performer, composer, and producer Richard Barone. We used typography that created a flowing, easy-to-read, and friendly feeling to compement the conversation tone of the manuscript. There is also a glossy, color photo insert. We took great care with the photo preparation to correct colors, improve detail, and even remove unwanted elements from some photos.

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<p>Front title page</p><p>Table of contents</p><p>Chapter opening page</p><p>Typical interior spread</p><p>Spread from the glossy, full-color insert</p>

Pro Tools Surround Sound Mixing

Features
  • copy editing
  • photo retouching

Hal Leonard Books hired us to produce the second edition of this manual. Technology had changed quite a bit in the six years since the first edition came out. There were numerous new photos, screen captures, and other graphics to prepare and optimize for print. The copy was completely replaced, for which our copy editing services were also required.

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<p>Title page</p><p>First page of table of contents</p><p>Chapter opening page</p><p>Typical interior spread</p><p>Typical interior spread</p>

Charles Ives and Aaron Copland

Features
  • book design
  • cover design

Amadeus Press asked us to design a series of books called “Parallel Lives” that compare two composers. This was the first book in the series. The book is set in three parts, with the first two parts each having two sections, one for each composer. There are no chapter numbers, so each section flows from one chapter to the next without a break.

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<p>Cover front, side, and back</p><p>First page of table of contents</p><p>Part divider page</p><p>Section opening page</p><p>Chapter opening spread</p><p>Typical interior spread</p>

The Mahler Symphonies

Features
  • book design
  • cover design

Amadeus Press asked us to design a series of books called “Unlocking the Masters.” This is the first book in the series. The typography creates a simple, uncluttered look. The idea behind the cover design was that each book in the series would use a different color, both fully satured and screened back for contrast, to distinguish them. Photos of the composers were to be converted to a posterized style, using the chosen color plus black.

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<p>Front, side, and back cover</p><p>First page of table of contents</p><p>Chapter opening page</p><p>Typical interior spread</p><p>Typical interior spread</p><p>Appendix spread with tables</p>

The Global Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases

Features
  • charts
  • photo retouching
  • tables
  • equations

This book is part of the World Health Organization’s Global Burden of Disease series, for which we produced several books. Charts, tables, boxes, and equations are used throughout the book.

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<p>Title page</p><p>Spread from table of contents</p><p>Chapter opening page</p><p>Spread with information in outline format</p><p>Spread with a figure and a table</p><p>Spread with equations and tables</p><p>Spread with box</p>