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Diffusion Archive Highlight – City As Material: An Overview

August 3rd, 2011 No Comments

A document of the five City As Material events we ran in London last year, this eBook collects the blog posts penned after each event, a selection of photographs taken, as well as an introduction to the project and our motives for undertaking it. Created in place of an individual eBook for Sonic Geographies, due […]

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British Museum & Bookleteer

July 1st, 2011 No Comments

Bookleteer, archaeology and local history. It is now a year since we launched the short run printing service so now seemed like a good time to reflect on what people in different areas have been using the printing service for. In this post we reflect on its use in two projects connected to the British […]

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Diffusion Archive Highlight: Expeditions in Paper Science

June 29th, 2011 No Comments

Created at our first Pitch Up & Publish event by Matthew Sheret, co-founder of We Are Words + Pictures, Expeditions in Paper Science is a compilation of blog posts written for his website. Matthew says: “I’ve long been interested in the idea of physicalising web articles, and while an industry has solidified around POD in […]

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Diffusion Archive Highlight: Ancient Lights, City Shadows

June 17th, 2011 No Comments

A collaborative eBook produced as a result of our City As Material: Skyline event, Ancient Lights, City Shadows features mixed media collected on the day and material we were inspired to create after our wander through the city. Adorning the cover is one of Martin Fidler’s intricate skyline drawings, opposed with an ambiguous photograph of […]

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Diffusion Archive Highlight: Three Essays by Samuel Johnson

June 10th, 2011 No Comments

Selected by writer and journalist Bill Thompson, this eBook compiles three of Samuel Johnson’s essays in a slim, portable format; Rambler 2, pondering the nature of ambition and self-deception, Idler 48, in which he speaks of  how we ‘play throughout life with the shadows of business’, and Adventurer 95, exploring the process of writing and […]

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New feature: bookleteer online bookreader

June 6th, 2011 7 Comments

We’re really excited to announce a major new feature to bookleteer : an online bookreader allowing you to read and share your eBooks online. The bookreader is built in HTML5 and can be opened by standard web browsers – so now your eBooks can also be read on screen on a computer, laptop, smartphone (iPhone/Android […]

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Diffusion Archive Highlight: Beasts and Super-Beasts

June 1st, 2011 No Comments

A collection of 36 short stories by Saki (Hector Hugh Munro), each an individual eBook, the tales in Beasts and Super-Beasts deal mainly with “the presence or role of an animal and its relationship to the humans in the narrative, acutely dissecting their foibles and pretensions” (an exquisite summary by Giles there). They’re in a […]

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Sketches In The City

May 25th, 2011 No Comments

An offshoot of City As Material, Sketches In The City is an occasional series of observational expeditions in various locations across the capital. Mandy, Radhika and I sketch, take photographs and write poems and prose to form a collaborative eBook with underlying themes. Focusing mainly on people and interactions in public places – places that […]

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Diffusion Archive Highlight: Deep City

May 10th, 2011 No Comments

As part of the City As Material series, after being our special guest for the Underside event and helping to co-ordinate the resulting collaborative eBook, Layered, Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino was asked to produce an individual effort. She created Deep City, an attempt to “extract the individual elements we see in cities over and over again, to […]

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Diffusion Archive Highlight: Belo Horizonte Anarchaeology

April 27th, 2011 No Comments

A series of four eBooks created by Giles Lane, “Fragments towards an anarchaeology of Belo Horizonte” showcases photographs taken during walks around the city, as part of the arte.mov festival and symposium in 2009. The books focus on certain features of Belo Horizonte, Brazil, such as its Street Art, the Corners of the city, and […]

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Diffusion Archive Highlight: The Thetford Travelling Menagerie

April 14th, 2011 No Comments

A recently published Diffusion Highlight, The Thetford Travelling Menagerie by Lisa Hirmer and Andrew Hunter of Dodolab, is one of the few eBooks so far to use the A5 landscape format, the end result being particularly striking and accomplished. It stands out amongst the Proboscis bookshelves, aided in part, by the lovely illustration on its […]

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Pick a card, any card…

April 8th, 2011 No Comments

Our former bookleteer blogger, Karen Martin, wrote about the effects of using different types of paper when printing eBooks in a previous post, “Paper Selection“, but having just rediscovered a few examples, I thought I’d share them with you again. Carmen Vela Maldonado created these lovely eBooks by experimenting with different coloured paper and card, […]

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Make up scrap book

March 24th, 2011 No Comments

The magazines are full of make up tips and latest trends of colours for the new season. Sure I will rip the page out and vow to refer to it the next time I need that handy tip for the smoky eyes look! However amongst all the things on my desk, from books to documents […]

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Diffusion Archive Highlight: A Sketchbook of Lancaster by Caroline Maclennan

March 21st, 2011 No Comments

Caroline Maclennan, a student at Lancaster University who worked with Alice Angus on her As It Comes project, created this eBook to document the research and people involved whilst exploring independent shops and traders in Lancaster. It’s composed of images printed from a mobile pogo printer and sketches, as well as newspaper clippings, tracings of […]

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City As Material Set

March 18th, 2011 No Comments

We’ve just received the complete set of 10 City As Material books back from the printers and next week we’ll be designing and making the special slipcases to hold them together and collect them into their limited edition (50 copies). The set will go on sale from the 31st March 2011 via the proboscis online […]

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