Douglas Adams On The Ebook, Animated [Video]
Having tragically passed away in May of 2001, Douglas Adams of Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy fame never really got to see eBooks blow up the way they have in past years. That said, he totally knew they were going to. The man did think up the Hitchhiker’s Guide, after all. Back in 1993, Adams recorded some audio, chronicling the history of the book and its imminent leap into the digital, and as part of a competition, U.K. designer and illustrator Gavin Edwards came up with some impressive video for the audio. Check it out.
It’s worth noting that Edwards didn’t actually win the competition. You can watch the winning video below, but Edwards is the winner in my book.
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