Monday, September 22, 2014

The Righting of the Augustus Marie

Project: The Righting of the Augustus Marie (Fort Worth, TX)
BookThe Righting of the Augustus Marie
Dates: March 2, 2013 (Book); September 22, 2014 (Audiobook)
Technologies/Directives: XML (OPF, NCX)/HTML/CSS, eBook Conversion/Authoring (Amazon Kindle MOBI, AZW3), full paperback formatting (Amazon CreateSpace), audiobook cover (Amazon Audible ACX)
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Concept: From a classic vignette and rounded dirty white edges to sepia tones and a hard-shadowed, stacked slab serif type, from defocusing, desaturating, de-smoothing and colour-adjusting to scratchy old paper and grainy textures, this design takes a modern photo and goes full-on with a vintage effect, pulling-out all the stops to capture the antique charm appropriate to this story of a little cruise and shipping vessel built right next to where the legendary Titanic was being born.

The coasts of Ireland and Scotland are fraught with river deltas that are home to commercial centers, extraordinary scenery and memorable history. The Augustus Marie, a modest ship built and christened in the shadow of the great Cunard vessels spent half a century plying those waters, unconcerned about international issues and catastrophes. Then on a fateful night, it too was a victim of a violent storm. But the frugal and creative Scots with support from the Irish engaged in addressing the multiple problems without any income or resources. Discover how any problem is not too great to overcome with ingenuity and commitment in The Righting of the Augustus Marie.

A bachelor sea captain with deep respect for the ocean and for his crew who maintain his cruise ship confronts his obligations and commitments in a delightful tale of two little countries whose bitter and often selfish rivalries are drawn together in harmony ignoring the world powers who presume against them.

Photo Credits:

Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0)
Scratched, Elaine, EJMphoto,

Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0)
TX-001-OldPaper-01, Sagawa,

Public Domain
File:Oceanic Leaving SF.jpg, John Navas,