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Richard Downs
THE ART OF LYNDA.COM
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Self Portrait
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!
Front Cover
Title Page
Richard Downs artist profile
Richard Downs Excel 2010 with Bob Flisser
Richard Downs XHTML and HTML with Bill Weinman
Richard Downs QuarkXpress 8 with Jay Nelson
Bruce Heavin Lynda.com Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer
Bruce Heavin MAYA 8.5 Character Rigging with George Maestri
Maria Rendon artist profile
Spine and Binding
Back Cover | photo credits: Bruce Heavin
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