We've been hard at work updating our apps and working on new ones, and we're really proud to showcase some of our recent favorite work.
Pixel Fable by Senongo Akpem is a collection of children's stories created for large screens. Pixel Fable's detailed illustrations reward multiple readings and the use of language creates mystery for children and adults alike. It's hard to imagine this media in any other context. As Senongo writes: "They are fantastic tales of witches and demons, of talking animals and hunters, even of cunning ants and magic fish. It is an interactive archive of traditional Nigerian children's fables, redesigned for the digital age."
We're also thrilled to introduce Aperture Photography, a new magazine by the Aperture Foundation, who published their third issue this morning. Twice-monthly, free and featuring the best work from the quarterly's new issues alongside their more than six decades of archives, outtakes and teasers from their book imprint, and highlights from the Photobook Review, a semi-annual paper. But Aperture Photography is not simply a "best-of" compendium — each issue also features wholly original material and the "Aperture Beat," which according to editor Alexandra Pechman offers "an insider's view on all things Aperture."
This is mobile magazine-making at it's best; complimenting, rather than competing with, fantastic print and web efforts.
And finally we'd be remiss if we didn't highlight the second anniversary of one of our first titles, Little Star Weekly. Many literature startups (not to mention startups in general) don't last two years, but Ann Kjellberg has been publishing issues every week for two years. The magazine is now available on the web, and as with all of our titles, an app subscription allows web access, and vice versa. The February 13th edition of Little Star Weekly is a fine example of what Ann delivers every week. A short story by Sam Savage, the first part of serialized fiction by Cesar Aira (translated by Chris Andrews), a poem by Geoffrey O'Brien and a film still by Simon Staring.
We're constantly updating our core platform. In addition to improving stability and adding web/mobile subscription syncing, we've made the apps faster, introduced resizable type, and debuted a leaner design that more directly showcases our clients' amazing work.
A special thanks to Michelle Kamerath for helping with this post (and with these apps!)