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On Margins

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Rank #3 in Design category

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Literature
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On Margins is a podcast about making books, hosted by Craig Mod.

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On Margins is a podcast about making books, hosted by Craig Mod.

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Craig is an international living treasure

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I perform a Tibetan monk clap in his honor.

Thoughful stuff

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Craig is thoughtful and considerate, putting valuable stuff out into the world

iTunes Ratings

45 Ratings
Average Ratings
44
0
1
0
0

Craig is an international living treasure

By edog1203 - May 03 2018
Read more
I perform a Tibetan monk clap in his honor.

Thoughful stuff

By Jrs111th - Apr 25 2018
Read more
Craig is thoughtful and considerate, putting valuable stuff out into the world
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On Margins

Updated 11 days ago

Rank #3 in Design category

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On Margins is a podcast about making books, hosted by Craig Mod.

Rank #1: 001: Jan Chipchase, The Field Study Handbook

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Episode 001 of On Margins — a podcast discussing the margins of making books — with Craig Mod and Jan Chipchase. 

Researcher, ethnographer, and author Jan Chipchase has a new book — "The Field Study Handbook." We discuss how he came to produce this 500+ page magnum opus — a distillation of his life's work — and why he is self publishing.

May 13 2017
44 mins
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Rank #2: 002: Frank Chimero, The New Golden Age of Bookmaking

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Designer and author Frank Chimero discusses the process behind his book, "The Shape of Design." We also dig into the normalization of paying creative people to make things via crowdfunding or patronage platforms, and why there's never been a better time to make books.

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Full transcript and audio online at: https://craigmod.com/onmargins/002/

Jul 14 2017
49 mins
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Rank #3: 003: Kevin Kelly, Photographing and Backpacking Asia in the 1970s

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Technologist, futurist, author, and photographer Kevin Kelly discusses traveling during the golden age of global exploration.

We cover how photography has changed over the years, his decades investigating Asia in the 1970s and 80s, and how he self-produced (eventually getting it published by Taschen!) his Asia Grace book in the 90s.

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Full transcript and audio online at: https://craigmod.com/onmargins/003/

Oct 22 2017
1 hour
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Rank #4: 007: Lisa Brennan-Jobs, the designing and writing of Small Fry

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An interview with Lisa Brennan-Jobs, author of the best selling memoir, Small Fry. Lisa and Craig Mod discuss the design, production, and writing of this fascinating book about family, identity, and growing up in Palo Alto as the daughter of Steve Jobs.

Full transcript and audio online at: https://craigmod.com/onmargins/007/

Jan 24 2019
1 hour 4 mins
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Rank #5: 004: Elena Favilli, the making of Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls

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An extended interview with Goodnight Stories for Rebel girls co-creator, Elena Favilli. 

Co-founder of Timbuktu Labs, Elena Favilli, delves into how the company went from an award winning but ultimately unprofitable children's magazine app company, to an international bestselling publisher of physical books around the world.

We dig into why the iPad is perhaps not the best platform for publishers. How everything seemed so rosy back in 2011 for digital publishing. And how, ultimately, to build a strong and engaged community, they had to print a physical book. 

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Full transcript and audio online at: https://craigmod.com/onmargins/004/

Apr 09 2018
56 mins
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Rank #6: Jessica Hische, Tomorrow I'll Be Brave

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In this episode we're talking with designer and letterer, Jessica Hische, author of the New York Times best-selling children's book: Tomorrow I'll Be Brave. 

You've almost certainly seen Jessica's work. She refreshed logos for MailChimp, Southern Living, Eventbrite. She did a logo for the incredible "California Sunday Magazine." She did titles for Wes Anderson's "Moonlight Kingdom." She designed covers for books like Dave Eggers' "The Circle" and "Hologram for the King," and for Elizabeth Gilbert's, "Committed" among many, many more books.

We discuss her unique production and marketing strategy for the book, how she chose her publisher, and how to respect the heck out of contacts you've built up over the years. 

Mar 09 2019
50 mins
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Rank #7: 006: A walk in the woods with Craig Mod discussing his book Koya Bound

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Craig Mod has been walking the historical mountains and paths of Japan for the last five years. In April of 2018 he went on a solo Kumano Kodo walk and made this recording discussing the economics and production of his 2016 book, Koya Bound: Eight days on the Kumano Kodo. The book was made in collaboration with Dan Rubin and was sponsored by Leica Cameras. 

Full transcript and audio online at: https://craigmod.com/onmargins/006/

Jun 05 2018
15 mins
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Rank #8: 005: Jason Kottke and Twenty Years of kottke.org

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Kottke.org is a website. It is not an app. It is not a product. It is simply a static website, updated daily, running some rickety old blogging software.

As of March of 2018 it's been consistently updated for twenty years. It is largely the product of a single mind: Jason Kottke. Kottke.org has shaped the way many of us have thought about news, blogging, and linking.

On Margins talks with Jason about his two decades of blogging, influences in his life that shaped how he works today, and what kottke.org would look like were it a book. 

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Full transcript and audio online at: https://craigmod.com/onmargins/005/

Apr 30 2018
43 mins
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Rank #9: Lynne Tillman and What She Would Do

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An interview with novelist, essayist, and cultural critic, Lynne Tillman.

Craig Mod sits down with Lynne Tillman at her apartment in Manhattan and they go through the covers of her novels, essay collections, and non-fiction books. 

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Apr 11 2019
1 hour 30 mins
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Rank #10: Gray318 (Jon Gray)

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An extended interview with Jon Gray, aka Gray318, the award winning, London based, book designer. Gray318 has designed covers for William Gibson, Zadie Smith, Salman Rushdie, David Foster Wallace, Robin Sloan, and perhaps most famously, for Jonathan Safran Foer.

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Full transcript online at: https://craigmod.com/onmargins/010

Jul 08 2019
1 hour 37 mins
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