I have had the pleasure over the last couple years of being on the creative team at Lynda.com
developing cover art for their educational DVD's. Several months ago I was commissioned to create a self portrait for an upcoming secret book project produced as a gift for staff, authors, artists & associates.
"Lynda.com left the book publishing business years ago, however that didn't stop us from creating yet another book in a grand fashion. Why make a book if it isn't jaw dropping amazing!'
said, Bruce Heavin
Lynda Weinman and Bruce Heavin worked with designer Stefan G. Bucher
to push the printer & binders to the point of absolute breaking. Needless to say, they created a book that is a beautiful object of art. THE ART OF LYNDA.COM volume 1: 2005-2010 features artist profiles including myself, John Derry, Bruce Heavin, Don Barnett, John Hersey and Maria Rendon. There were only 500 books made and they were all made & bound by hand. Thank you, Lynda, Bruce, Heather and Stefan!
Rob Dunlavey January 11, 2011
Very Cool. What's the page size sir?
Richard Downs January 11, 2011
Hi Rob, Thank you! The page size is 16"wide x 4.25"deep. It is a fun and crazy shape!
Douglas Fraser January 11, 2011
The whole book/piece looks handsome. Congratulations on this. I do love that extreme horizontal layout.
Greg M January 12, 2011
Looks so very elegant. Nice work man!
Robert Neubecker January 12, 2011
Adam McCauley January 12, 2011
Dick, your work on this project has been so iconic. It says a lot about the company that they chose to work with such an original vision as yours, and even that they chose to respect it further with a book such as this. Lynda comes off as a class act. Anyway, great stuff. Love the self portrait too.
Ellen Weinstein January 13, 2011
Love that painting and the book looks really handsome.
Gary Taxali January 13, 2011
LOVE LOVE LOVE! What a great self portrait!
Dale Stephanos January 13, 2011
Dick, the self portrait in particular is just stunning.
Richard Downs January 13, 2011
You guys are so cool to comment! I have never cried this early in the morning. Thank you, Folks! :)
Roberthunt January 14, 2011
Congrats- well deserved!