Friday, 21 October 2011

Kinds of Blue - now in 3D!

No, we haven't moved on to gimmicky filmmaking...I just mean that the book is finally here and you can buy it! It's real and papery and shiny and beautiful and I still can barely believe that it actually exists in physical form even though I've been carting boxes of them around in our car for the last week!

We launched the book at the Berkelouw cafe in Newtown last Monday. It was such a positive night, with around 100 people stuffed into the space where the book began, all celebrating with us.

[caption id="attachment_529" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Crowding in for the launch"]Crowding in for the launch[/caption]

I'm so proud of everyone involved in this project, especially Karen and Guan, who constantly amaze me with their drive and motivation. I think our partnership has worked quite well in that we manage to encourage and poke each other along when one or another of us falls down (hey, what do you know? The Bible was right! (Guan seems to have a thing for these three-person collaborations)).

[caption id="attachment_528" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="pseudo-Asian Hive Mind"]pseudo-Asian Hive Mind[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_527" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="pseudo-serious Hive Mind"]pseudo-serious Hive Mind[/caption]

The image in my mind of the whole Kinds of Blue thing has been a bit like clambering onto a runaway stagecoach somehow (because hey, they're a common occurrence these days), and then finding a whole bunch of other cool people inside and so not minding that the whole thing feels a bit insane and unbelievable, or that nobody knows where we'll end up. The momentum is kind of fun.

[caption id="attachment_530" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="some of the KOB collaborators"]some of the KOB collaborators[/caption]

So I'm excited to announce that if you want to see what we've been doing in this here stagecoach, you can buy a copy of Kinds of Blue for yourself! It looks fantastic online, that's true, but you have to see it in printed form to truly appreciate it. And, as my mum said, "ebooks might be great...but they don't have this new book smell!"

Experience the new book smell for yourself!  Buy one today!