by Keith Godard
NYFA Graphic Design Instructor Keith Godard’s newest publication “Book Mates” brings a charming story to life.
The book is a bilingual story in French and English that tells about the friendship between a paper book and a digital book. It’s a unique publication in that the pages can be scanned to view the antics and animations of what a digital book can do as opposed to the page-turning possibilities of a printed work.
With an iPhone or a tablet, a free app will enable readers to experience the book electronically, as well as reading the text off the flat page.
My approach to the work aims to delight and thrill children as well as pleasing the adult reader. The concept is a publishing breakthrough that combines static printed images with electronic content that moves.
Keith Godard is a faculty member in the Graphic Design Program at The New York Film Academy.