Los Angeles InDesign User Group
Conquering Complexity in Non-Fiction Book Design
Bridge Publications, Inc.
Thursday, July 18, 2019
This two part-meeting begins with a presentation on non-fiction book design and winds-up with a tour of a major book printing facility.
Bridge Publications is a state-of-the-art, all-digital facility. The tour will take us through three departments showing how a book is made. We begin with the printing department (HP Indigo and Xerox iGen), continue with the applications department (lamination, stamping, coating) and conclude with the bindery department (soft cover, hard cover, coil).
Directions and Free Parking
Bridge Publications is in East Los Angeles, south of the 60 freeway, east of the 710 freeway and north of the 5 freeway. This is the first time LAIDUG has had a meeting in East Los Angeles. There is lots of free parking in front and on the side of the building.
Must Purchase Raffle Tickets to Attend
The Bridge Conference Room where the presentation is being held is limited to 20 people. With such a small number of seats, we have decided to make purchase of at least five raffle tickets in advance ($10) mandatory. The purpose of this really isn't to sell raffle tickets. It's to separate those who really intend to come from those who register but don't show up. (Usually that's not a problem.) For those who only want to go on the tour, there are an additional 10 spots with a two raffle ticket minimum ($5).
About the Presenter
Alan Gilbertson is a freelance creative director and designer living in Los Angeles. His work spans corporate identity programs, advertising, print collateral of all kinds, and large format (indoor, outdoor and illuminated), across all media. His first love is book design, closely followed by workflow efficiency, with which he is mildly obsessed. Alan writes for InDesign Secrets, CreativePro.com and InDesign Magazine. He can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or LinkedIn or Twitter @gngcreative.
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