The Future Of Publishing Blog by Thad McIlroy



March 9th, 2010

Millions Terrified by One Long Unbroken String of English Words

Courtesy of Bob McArthur I learned that in today’s online the Onion you’ll find the headline “Nation Shudders At Large Block Of Uninterrupted Text.” Can you blame them?                                                                                                                                From the Onion Boston resident Charlyne Thomson said, “Why won’t it just tell me what it’s about?” There are no bullet points, no highlighted parts….

April 9th, 2009

Calligraphy and the Future of Publishing, Part II

Last night I wrote to the calligrapher featured in my previous entry: Dear Mr. Karimaei, PLEASE do let me know if I’ve posted it incorrectly! Today I received the response from Mr. Karimaei: “I write another two your name’s script in two style of Persian Calligraphy that you can replace in the previous script because…

April 7th, 2009

Calligraphy and the Future of Publishing

Last Saturday I had the unexpected pleasure of attending a festival in Ambleside Beach in West Vancouver welcoming in the Iranian New Year, sponsored by the Canadian Iranian Foundation. My friend Jill and I wandered through the damp ground to booths and stalls, stopping briefly to meet Massoud Karimaei, a master calligrapher. I watched him…