On Margins

On Margins

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We’re making a book. The margins are important. Do you know how important?
Lynne Tillman and What She Would Do
Apr 11 • 90 min
An interview with novelist, essayist, and cultural critic, Lynne Tillman. Craig Mod sits down with Lynne Tillman at her apartment in Manhattan and they go through the covers of her novels, essay collections, and non-fiction books.
Jessica Hische, Tomorrow I’ll Be Brave
Mar 9 • 50 min
In this episode we’re talking with designer and letterer, Jessica Hische, author of the New York Times best-selling children’s book: Tomorrow I’ll Be Brave. We discuss her unique production and marketing strategy for the book, how she chose her publisher,…
007: Lisa Brennan-Jobs, the designing and writing of Small Fry
Jan 24 • 64 min
An interview with Lisa Brennan-Jobs, author of the best selling memior, Small Fry. Lisa and Craig Mod discuss the design, production, and writing of this fascinating book about family, identity, and growing up in Palo Alto as the daughter of Steve Jobs.
006: A walk in the woods with Craig Mod discussing his book Koya Bound
Jun 5, 2018 • 15 min
Craig Mod has been walking the historical mountains and paths of Japan for the last five years. In April of 2018 he went on a solo Kumano Kodo walk and made this recording discussing the economics and production of his 2016 book, Koya Bound: Eight days on…
005: Jason Kottke and Twenty Years of kottke.org
Apr 30, 2018 • 43 min
Kottke.org is a website. It is not an app. It is not a product. It is simply a static website, updated daily, running some rickety old blogging software. As of March of 2018 it’s been consistently updated for twenty years. Kottke.org has shaped the way…
004: Elena Favilli, the making of Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls
Apr 9, 2018 • 56 min
Co-founder of Timbuktu Labs, Elena Favilli, delves into how the company went from an award winning but ultimately unprofitable children’s magazine app company, to an international bestselling publisher of physical books around the world. We dig into why…
003: Kevin Kelly, Photographing and Backpacking Asia in the 1970s
Oct 22, 2017 • 60 min
Technologist, futurist, author, and photographer Kevin Kelly discusses traveling during the golden age of global exploration. We cover how photography has changed over the years, his decades investigating Asia in the 1970s and 80s, and how he…
002: Frank Chimero, The New Golden Age of Bookmaking
Jul 14, 2017 • 49 min
Designer and author Frank Chimero discusses the process behind his book, “The Shape of Design.” We also dig into the normalization of paying creative people to make things via crowdfunding or patronage platforms, and why there’s never been a better time…
001: Jan Chipchase, The Field Study Handbook
May 12, 2017 • 44 min
Researcher, ethnographer, and author Jan Chipchase has a new book — ”The Field Study Handbook.” We discuss how he came to produce this 500+ page magnum opus — a distillation of his life’s work — and why he is self publishing.