One of my most intriguing and rewarding projects this year is to work with the good folks over at North Dakota Quarterly to develop their digital presence.
Today, we’re excited to post the first “Short Take” which are short essays centered on various media from books to music and film. So instead of reading my babble, go and check out Sharon Carson’s essay on Gillen D’Arcy Wood’s Tambora: The Eruption that Changed the World (Princeton 2014).
This uses my conventional template:
This one is a bit different. I wish there was a way to make the NDQ more numinous. I wonder if fading the edges would help a bit… but that’s tricky because if I reduce the edge contrast to introduce a gradual fade to our white website background, I’ll lose the sun frogs.
Well, adding non-opaque white outlines to the NDQ helps a bit as does cropping a bit less aggressively.
This is probably best left to professionals. Go read Sharon Carson’s reflections on Tambora (the book and the volcano) and the social impacts of climate change.