This is the same underlying model that I used for the cover of Yesterday Makers. However, it’s done in 3D Coat, and rendered in bronze so that it looks more like a statuette than a mushroom cloud. The time ships in the book are bronzy, consciousness happens, and the time bubbles emerge from the trunk of history in a similar way. You can see similar imagery in my consciousness section.
If you’re in the area, you can pop into the Post Office/Newsagency at Deakin (4 Duff Place, Deakin, ACT 2600) and grab a copy–possibly even buy one. A big thanks to Ajit for the display.
A copy also went to the National Library for legal deposit. Makes it all seem legit, somehow…
My novella arrived in two boxes today. A very nice print job by Ingram. I’ll be doing the rounds of the local bookshops to see if they will take it on. Harry Hartog in Woden already have a few copies (that should be available over the next day or so). The RRP is AUD 19.95. Ingram also supplies bookshops directly (worldwide), so you can order from your local supplier. Book Depository has it (free delivery worldwide). And if you like the weightless electric version, you can get it as a Kindle from Amazon.
Qualias’s Garden Scarves blowing in an imaginary wind. Just released designs.
This book is a delight, erudite and educational. Easy to read, easy to like, and easy to look at. The photos have a textured painterly look that grabbed me immediately. The text flows playfully, prodding the pictures and holding them up and pointing things out. It feels like banter, like a visit to a gallery with a friend. I came out refreshed and enthusiastic. Forget photography and smart phones. This is the best book on design I’ve ever read.
I have enlivened the cover of my novella Yesterday Makers by spinning the atomic brain. An unexpected night and day effect emerged, since the lighting rotated with the brain. You can see a high resolution version on my Vimeo page.