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designcrit
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Post by designcrit » July 18th, 2006, 9:15 pm

Hi folks!

Sorry I've been out of touch, but the New Orleans trip went well, I spoke with someone in Aquisitions, got the shakedown from th Department of Homeland Security, and ate a lot of gumbo.

I've got a list of CDs for those folks--specific things they want from the LV catalog. The first is a multi-volume set I want to design, so I'm working on that. The others I want to give my students a crack at.

I'll check in again as soon as I have all the original cover illustrations done. By that time school will be starting and we can get the other items started.

Thanks! :wink:
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Post by ceastman » July 18th, 2006, 9:56 pm

Cool beans! I'm so glad they're interested.

... Wait a sec. WTH did the Dept of Homeland Security want??

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Post by earthcalling » July 18th, 2006, 10:05 pm

ceastman wrote:... Wait a sec. WTH did the Dept of Homeland Security want??
Lemme guess... The Velveteen Rabbit? The Pirates of Penzance?

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Post by Starlite » July 19th, 2006, 2:28 am

earthcalling wrote:
ceastman wrote:... Wait a sec. WTH did the Dept of Homeland Security want??
Lemme guess... The Velveteen Rabbit? The Pirates of Penzance?
LMAO David :lol: :lol:
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Post by kri » July 20th, 2006, 7:17 am

Thanks for the update :)

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Post by Cloud Mountain » July 26th, 2006, 12:24 pm

designcrit wrote: We are looking for an outlet for our students. I would check the results and could nix any covers the group feels are off base in a big way. I have a cover I'm working on now for leaves of grass from Literal Systems. I'll upload the results to the blog soon.
This is a great idea --all around. Please keep my solo book read in mind as a possible project for one of your students. Here's the link:

A Breath of Life by John Burroughs

There are links there on background info to inspire design concepts. I'd be glad to correspond here (or privately) to help develop an appropriate vision and and design concept. Looking forward to seeing what (and if) one or a group of your students might do this. Great!
[url=http://librivox.org/newcatalog/people_public.php?peopleid=254]Alan's LV catalog[/url]

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Post by Starlite » August 3rd, 2006, 12:01 pm

I have a question that falls under this topic....

If the books are in the public domain, does that mean that the illustrations that appear in them are ALSO public domain? There are alot of nice illustrations in the html versions on gutenberg and I was wondering if it would be legal to use them on cd covers? :)
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Post by kri » August 3rd, 2006, 12:48 pm

I'm guessing (guessing here) that the illustrations would also be in the public domain. Unless the artist renewed the copyright separately, but...well someone more knowledgeable than me would know better though.

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Post by GlassMask » August 4th, 2006, 10:38 am

I just found this topic, so I'm coming in late, but I'm nearing completion of my first solo book for LibriVox, and wanted to do a cover for it on my own, which I completed just yesterday. I use slimline cases for my recorded CDs, so this is just a simple foldover, color on the outside, B&W on the inside.

I'll probably design it up a bit before the cd is finished, but a workable copy is available on my website, if anyone wants to take a look.

And, yeah, I'll make the cover PD, to avoid any possible hassles. I make my living doing computer graphics, but this isn't my job, it's a gift. ^_^

Ted
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Post by kayray » August 4th, 2006, 10:43 am

Ted, Ted, I love it! Makes me want to listen to your book. And your headline cracked me up. I know the feeling.

When we get your book cataloged and your files are on archive.org, you'll be be able to change your links and save your own bandwidth.

(p.s. I took the liberty of making your link clickable -- you'd forgotten the "http://" part :)
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Post by kri » August 4th, 2006, 1:50 pm

That's wonderful Ted :) Like Kara said, once this gets cataloged we can host the PDF file on archive.org, and perhaps add a link to the catalog for anyone who chooses to print it off. This is great!

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Post by kri » August 4th, 2006, 1:51 pm

Oh wow, and I love your LV logo designs. The colors are great :)

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Post by tina » August 11th, 2006, 12:05 pm

I just started a Christmas collection for short stories and poems which will be cataloged in early November in time for gift giving. Would anyone like to design a cover? :D
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Post by thistlechick » August 15th, 2006, 10:19 am

I was looking for the CD cover templates in the wiki and found them here: http://librivox.org/wiki/moin.cgi/DonatingLibriVoxCDs

but, the following links are dead... do we have a new location for these?

Group Black & White - (Rich Text Format) http://librivox.nikolledoolin.com/CDcover_template_groupbw.rtf

Group Black & White - (Word Document) http://librivox.nikolledoolin.com/CDcover_template_groupbw.doc

Solo Black & White - (Rich Text Format) http://librivox.nikolledoolin.com/CDcover_template_solobw.rtf

Solo Black & White - (Word Document) http://librivox.nikolledoolin.com/CDcover_template_solobw.doc
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Post by Starlite » August 24th, 2006, 3:44 pm

I just made up some cd's for the Canadian National Institute For the Blind and used the cover templates Nikolle designed. Here is the link if anyone wants to check them out. I made them simple so people with merely impared vision could possibly see them.

http://www.yousendit.com/transfer.php?action=download&ufid=3E57C2CF4C2762E7

Note: I did an all Mark Twain collection (for starters)
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