August 26, 2012

Author Q & A: Creativity put into words

By Bob Keyes
Staff Writer

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Tim McCreight

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In "The View from Here," it seemed important to have a book of intimate and portable scale, a book that could be easily tucked into a backpack or briefcase. Anyone who knows Stu will tell you of his soft-spoken demeanor, so the choice of a pale font and slightly old fashioned, duo-tone photographs seemed appropriate.


Q: In this time of e-books and advancing technology, it seems some publishers are putting high value on well-designed books that feel good in the hands. There is a tactile quality to certain books that feels different from books that are mass-produced. The book itself becomes a work of art, and something that is rewarding in and of itself to hold and to read. How are you embracing that idea in your work as a book designer and book publisher?

A: TM: "The View from Here" is also available as an iBook for iPad. In that format, it includes a video walk down the famous Haystack steps, and audio clips of the author reading several of his poems. For the many people who have made their iPad a constant companion, this means that these essays are always close at hand, on the ferry or the subway. The ability to search, annotate and copy portions gives the book a new versatility.

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