Projects

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The Kentucky Derby

by Bill Doolittle

A history of the famous sporting event with imagery by the venue’s leading photographers.

192 pages, 9-3/4" x 11-3/4" hardbound. 170+ photographs. Designed by Eric Morrell, EGM Communications. Published by Carpe Diem Books and Shircliff Publishing. Project management by RLO Media Productions.

Work performed: color correction; retouching; preflight layout and correct problems; press-match color proofs; copy corrections.

A unique feature of this project is the use of Digimarc Discover® technology. Selected photographs contain digital watermarks, invisible to the reader, but not to a mobile app that senses the watermark (or "Digimarc" as they are called) and directs the reader to an online video related to the photograph. Readers may absorb the text, admire the imagery, and then point their phone at the page and watch film footage of famous Derby moments. Mars Premedia is proud to have pioneered this unique use of Digimarc technology, a first for a print project of this kind.

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The Kentucky Derby Book (website)

www.kyderbybook.com

Responsive e-commerce site hosted by Shopify, promoting and processing sales of the book The Kentucky Derby by Bill Doolittle.

Design and programming by Mars Premedia. Project management by RLO Media Productions.

Work performed: concept and design; copywriting; program HTML, CSS, and JavaScript; prepare video content for Vimeo hosting service; configure analytics and SEO.

Features a wealth of video and bonus content linked to the book using Digimarc Discover® technology. Site also provides blog, e-mail subscription, and links to social media. Programming includes webhooks to capture order data and deliver electronically to fulfillment provider.

Alaska

State Pride Calendar Line

Annual calendar collection featuring region-specific color photography.

28 pages each calendar, 12-1/4" x 12-1/4" self-cover. 24 color photographs each. Designed by Mars Premedia. Product of Protégé Publishing.

Work performed: design and layout; color correction; retouching; press-match color proofs; copy corrections; final imposition and workflow prep for local printing company.

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Fresh Ideas with Leigh Ann

The Fred Meyer Cookbook

A collection of recipes by Fred Meyer spokesperson Leigh Ann Hieronymus.

240 pages, 9" x 8-1/2" softbound. 140 photographs. Published by Carpe Diem Books. Project management by RLO Media Productions.

Work performed: design and layout; color correction; retouching; press-match color proofs; copy corrections.

Book design by Mars Premedia. Color work was minimal as the Kroger (Fred Meyer) food stylist and photography studio provided outstanding images.

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150 Years of Family Business

McAllister Towing

A company history of McAllister Towing, one of the oldest and largest family-owned marine towing and transportation companies in the United States.

246 pages, 11-3/4" x 9-1/2" hardbound. 250+ photographs. Designed by Don Besom. Published by Carpe Diem Books. Project management by RLO Media Productions.

Work performed: scan transparencies and photographs; color correction; retouching; preflight layout and correct problems; press-match color proofs; copy corrections.

For a 150-year history, many images were a century or more old and required extensive restoration (see color correction and retouching, which includes examples from this project).

Pub West Book Awards 2016

2016 Pub West Book Design Silver Award

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Motor Age Fashion

Over 175 dresses and accessories from the late 19th through early 20th century on display in the Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum’s historic fashion collection.

128 pages, 10-3/4" x 8-3/8" softbound. 350+ photographs. Designed by Elizabeth M. Watson, Watson Graphics. Photographs by Greg Martin Photography. Published by Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum. Project management by Kent Sturgis Publishing Services and Susan Dupèré.

Work performed: color correction; retouching; preflight layout and correct problems; press-match color proofs; copy corrections.

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Les Schwab Tires Bowl game program

Program for annual Oregon statewide high school all-star football game.

80 pages plus cover, 8-1/2" x 11" booklet. Interior text pages designed by Mars Premedia. Work includes creating website graphics and miscellaneous WordPress maintenance of event website www.LesSchwabBowl.com. Event management by Prime Time Sports.

Work performed: interior text design and layout; create majority of player ads, preflight and repair others; website graphics and maintenance.

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Lucky Hares and Itchy Bears

Illustrated children’s book. Poems by Susan Ewing. Artwork by Evon Zerbetz.

32 pages, 8-3/8" x 10" softbound. Color artwork throughout. Designed by Elizabeth M. Watson, Watson Graphics. Published by Octopoda Press. Project management by Susan Dupèré.

Work performed: color correction; preflight layout and correct problems; press-match color proofs; copy corrections.

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Zig: The Warrior Princess

By Tricia Brown with Jeff King. Illustrated by Cary Porter. The princess of the dog yard in a romping story about a hard-working, well-loved Alaska sled dog at Jeff King’s Husky Homestead.

32 pages, 8-3/8" x 10" softbound. Color artwork throughout. Designed by Elizabeth M. Watson, Watson Graphics. Published by Husky Homestead. Project management by RLO Media Productions.

Work performed: retouching; preflight layout and correct problems; press-match color proofs; copy corrections.

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The View From the Future 2017

Fifty Years after the Alaska Purchase Centennial

Edited by Tricia Brown. Stories and photography of Alaska history featuring the 1867 territory purchase and 1967 centennial.

240 pages, 8-7/8" x 10-1/4" hardbound. 288 photographs. Designed by Kelley Dodd. Published by State of Alaska. Project management by RLO Media Productions.

Work performed: color correction; retouching; preflight layout and correct problems; press-match color proofs; copy corrections.

Pub West Book Awards 2016

2016 Pub West Book Design Silver Award

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