Meggs’ History of Graphic Design for iPad

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The San Francisco-based Inkling makes smartbooks — interactive textbooks for the iPad. Inkling has recently undergone the incredible task of designing and (re)creating a digital, interactive version of the timeless Meggs’ classic, History of Graphic Design.

Having studied this book and made hundreds of black and white photocopies for various tests, the thought of a handy, accessible iPad version is very appealing. I think the exciting thing is that Inkling hasn’t just turned a good book into a nice PDF for the iPad. Rather, they’re utilizing the power of the technology to enhance the content of an already powerful book creating a much needed learning tool. And the design and UI/UX of the book is just so well thought out.

Check out Inkling, and read more about the book.

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Have you compared the Inkling version to the iBook and Kindle version? I was wonder which version to plunk down my money on.

This is interesting, graphic design has come a long way on the iPad. I’m a graphic designer, and this device is where all of my ideas come to fruition. The retina display is gorgeous and AT&T’s 4G LTE speeds are incredible here in San Francisco!

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Does the app have the entirety of the iBook/book’s content in it, just in a different format and experience? Or is it a subset of the text? I’m not too familiar with iBooks, but are they little more than somewhat interactive pdfs? What’s the difference between the iBook and the app?

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