With the DSOS1 manual, Berlin-based Designershock present their webzine in interactive print form. Unlike numerous online-print-books, Designershock take the experimental challenge of creating an interactive print medium, i.e. the book bestly "functions" in combination with the internet. The interactive user manual Designer Shock Operating System ...Read MoreWith the DSOS1 manual, Berlin-based Designershock present their webzine in interactive print form. Unlike numerous online-print-books, Designershock take the experimental challenge of creating an interactive print medium, i.e. the book bestly "functions" in combination with the internet. The interactive user manual Designer Shock Operating System 1 (DSOS1) includes instructions and the accompanying System CD leads the (registered) user to exclusive links and stations that enable the downloading of special fonts and other tools. For example, the reader and user reaches the exclusive DSFonts on the website which are presented in the book. By playing the respective games (DSEPM-"Electronic-PlayMates"), he or she can win and download them. The book-site-system is rounded off by two further sections: DSTLS (Designer Shock Tools) and DSDT (Designer Shock Desk Top). In the Tools section, one discovers the DS M.E.E.E.K. (ModulatedEsotericE-TypeKreator). DS M.E.E.E.K. is an exciting, interactive tool for synthesizing and modulating pixel font layouts. Desk Top offers desktop decoration, including DS Screensavers, DS-Wallpapers and DS Icons. This absolutely innovative connection between print and web creates an optimal environment for presenting the newest Designershock works. It also provides the "user" with access to future exclusive software updates by Designershock. The e-zine www.designershock.com presents uncommon information about outstanding designers as well as Designershock's own theme-orientated graphics.Read Less
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Very Good. Collectible. 4to-over 9¾"-12" tall. 175 pp., chiefly col. illus.; 29 cm. + 1 CD-ROM. Near fine. Firm binding, clean inside copy. Light shelfwear to wraps, age toning. Includes: CD-ROM. OVERSIZE! No priority/international, except by special arrangement. Designershock, is a Berlin-based e-zine covering contemporary design and an open-ended design project based in various Berlin living rooms. The core team consists of Stefan Gandl, Rob Meek and Birte Ludwig. The handbook, DSOS1 illustrates the group's designs and the accompanying CD gives access to downloadable fonts and designs from their Web site. The cover is made of PVC and can be used as a mousepad. CD-ROM requires: Power Macintosh (G3 or later recommended) system 8.5, or later; 64 MB RAM or more, 800 x 600 screen resolution or higher; 256 colors required; CD-ROM drive; IBM compatible PC, Pentium 266, or faster, 32-bit Windows (2000/NT/98/95-2000 preferred); 32 MB RAM or higher.
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