Our son's 9th birthday is tomorrow (Happy Birthday, Kolton!) so my wife suggested I create some artwork to go on his birthday cake. The theme was easy... he's having his party at the bowling alley.
Bowling Birthday Cake
I used Google Sketchup to create the bowling pins, re-purposed a "planet" I had done earlier to make the bowling ball, then used Illustrator and Photoshop to pull it all together. The Color Halftone smart filter in Photoshop helped give it a pop-art/comic book feel.
PlanetGraham Design has completed the final printer PDFs for a project called McGraw-Hill's Math. It's a series of math workbooks for grades 6, 7 and 8, that will be published on March 11, 2011. The books are now available for pre-order from Amazon.com.
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These math workbooks are primarily designed for students to use during the summer to sharpen their math skills. Each page consists of some instructional material, followed by exercises.
PlanetGraham designed the interior pages for McGraw-Hill's Math (6–8) and created all the templates used in production. The templates themselves were pretty sophisticated, involving several GREP Styles, Nested Character Styles, Text Variables, and other advanced techniques. The production of McGraw-Hill's Math also required extensive use of the InDesign plug-in InMath to generate fractions, equations, and other math-related formatting.
In addition to the design, PlanetGraham provided production on approximately 1/3 of the pages, from first pour, to final printer PDFs. PlanetGraham also assisted in the project management (along with Watch This Space, Inc.) to coordinate between production, proofreading, and art. All the technical art (graphs, charts, and figures) were created by Signe Nordin. Editorial services were provided by Skybridge Publishing.
I am looking forward to getting the printed copies in the next few months and I will post some sample interior pages as soon as it is permissible.