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From publishing to Tehran: talking democratization at last week's Design Open Mic: #Blurb #AfHTehran @BlurbBooks

From publishing to Tehran: talking democratization at last week's Design Open Mic: #Blurb #AfHTehran @BlurbBooks

Blurb and Tehran: Best Open Mic Mashup of the Year? Posted by karl johnson on Dec 2, 2011 Related program: Design Open Mic Last Wednesday we were graced by presentations from the CEO of indy-publishing supersite Blurb Eileen Gittins and Tehran native and architecture professor Pouya Khazaeli . With a 90-minute one-two punch Eileen defended hope for the physical book as we know it, and Pouya led a tour of a rapidly transforming, and highly misunderstood, Persian capital. In Eileen's recent experience, there's much promise for the future of books, although perhaps through an evolved economic structure. The proof: 20,000 new titles were generated on Blurb LAST MONDAY ALONE. The popularity may be from the fact that this democratization has freed published content from an antiquated system. As an example, Eileen told us of a young graphic designer from Cropwell, Alabama, whose ...

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