I am especially delighted this week that our fabulous Tutorial Editor Jerry Jobe has written about the wonderful Nowvel books that I have had the pleasure of learning about, from many of you in the mobile photography and art community. Like Jerry, I was gifted one of these books my an incredibly talent mobile artist and very special friend, Carolyn Hall Young – (it’s beautiful and I keep it close). Read Jerry’s thoughts as he literally gets to grips with his images (foreword by Joanne Carter).
Nowvel is a free app and you can download it here
“I write about apps that push pixels around. Whether you are capturing photos, manipulating photos, sketching, drawing, painting – you are moving and changing pixels in a digital landscape. The majority of the time you are sharing those images digitally as well – Facebook, Instagram, Flickr, 500px, EyeEm, photo websites.
There is something wonderful, however, about actually holding the images in your hand, printed out, as they have been for centuries. So now I’m writing about an app that provides the service of getting your images to you in a beautiful new way, reliably and inexpensively. It’s called Nowvel, and it allows you to print books of 20 pages, with 10-100 images, and have them delivered to your door for a very modest price.
I met Ed Han, the man behind Nowvel, at the Mobile Digital Art and Creativity Summit (mDAC) in August in California, and he impressed me with his outlook on bringing images off the screen and into the user’s hands. I was able to get a sample book, prepared by an artist I am proud to call a friend, Carolyn Hall Young. The book itself is beautiful, 20 thick pages in a lay-flat binding. I’ll have some pictures of Carolyn’s book at the end of the article.
But I write about apps, and that means I am as concerned about the ease of use of the app as I am about the finished books. Let’s take a look at the creation of books with Nowvel”.