The Book as an Object in a Digital Age
Date: Thursday 26 November 2015
Venue: Evening Lecture
Today our attention is competed for by more media delivery systems than ever before in the history of civilization. The humble book is no longer the primary medium for the dissemination of information or entertainment. But in a digital age does the book still have a part to play? Let’s not forget that the largest internet shop (amazon.com) has conquered the world with a business model based on selling the humble printed book. Sam Arthur co-founder of print publisher Nobrow/ Flying Eye discusses the book as an object and why it isn’t going to disappear from our shelves any time soon.
Sam Arthur is founding partner and Managing Director of Nobrow set up in 2008 as a narrative & graphic art pub- lishing platform. Together with new children’s book imprint Flying Eye Books their books include award-winners as well as critically acclaimed publications that define the picture book and art-comic genre.
Sam is also co-founder and Director of the East London Comics & Arts Festival (ELCAF) and sits on the board of directors of the Association of Illustrators (AOI).
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