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Since 2013, Out of Chaos Magazine has served as the publication division of the Santa Cruz, CA based Color Management firm, Rods and Cones. This semi-annual digital publication is an insightful look into the world of color management and theory from the perspective of industry professionals. But, at it’s heart, Out of Chaos is a celebration of Color!

OUT OF CHAOS MAGAZINE download the free app

Since 2013, Out of Chaos Magazine has served as the publication division of the Santa Cruz, CA based Color Management firm, Rods and Cones. This semi-annual digital publication is an insightful look into the world of color management and theory from the perspective of industry professionals. But, at it’s heart, Out of Chaos is a celebration of Color!

OUT OF CHAOS MAGAZINE download the free app

Out of Chaos Magazine Logo

Since 2013, Out of Chaos Magazine has served as the publication division of the Santa Cruz, CA based Color Management firm, Rods and Cones. This semi-annual digital publication is an insightful look into the world of color management and theory from the perspective of industry professionals. But, at it’s heart, Out of Chaos is a celebration of Color!

Summer/Fall 2016 Issue Cover

 Read our winning issue online:

www.rodsandcones.com/outofchaos/fall2016/Cover

 

 

Out of Chaos awarded ‘Best Digital Publication’ at 2017 Maggie Awards!

The Western Publishing Association is a non profit business association dedicated to the advancement of the media publishing industry in the western US. Every year, the WPA gives recognition to print and digital publishers for outstanding publications or articles, these awards are called the ‘Maggie Awards’. There are over 120 categories honored by this award, ranging from consumer print and digital to trade, monthlies, quarterlies, etc.

We are very proud to announce that Out of Chaos was awarded Best Digital or Tablet Publication/Trade & Consumer 2017! We were also honored to have been nominated for Best Digital Edition or Tablet Article for the Article ‘Life of Blue’, published in our Summer/Fall 2016 issue. This issue was the first to appear as part of the new article-based content management platform and was the only finalist published in this new format.

This honor has fueled our passion and we look forward to returning next year with an even more fun and refined app for Out of Chaos Magazine.

Out Of Chaos Blog News & Announcements

  • Maggie Awards nominates Out of Chaos for best digital publication and best digital article

    Out of Chaos nominated for two Maggie Awards

    Out of Chaos Magazine has been nominated for two Maggie Awards by the Western Publishing Association. The WPA is a non-profit business association dedicated to the advancement of the media publishing industry in the western US. Every year, the WPA gives out awards to print and digital publishers, for specific publications or articles. There are over 120 categories honored by this award, ranging from consumer print and digital to trade, monthlies, quarterlies, etc.
    Out of Chaos is a finalist in two categories, Best Digital Edition or Tablet Article/Trade & Consumer for the article Life of Blue, and Best Digital Edition or Tablet Publication/Trade & Consumer for the Summer/Fall issue. This issue was the first to appear as part of the new content-managed platform and is the only finalist published in this new format.
    Maggie Award nominated article - Life of Blue

    Click to read ‘Life of Blue’

    Out of Chaos’ nominated article – ‘Life of Blue’, is part of the fall 2016 issue. You can access this and previous issues, as well as individual articles by downloading the app.
    The Maggie Awards ceremony will be held April 27th in Los Angeles.
  • spectrograph gti lamp comparison

    In the next issue of Out of Chaos: Viewing Prints for Critical Color

    Do You Get What You See? Do You See What You Get?

    Viewing critical color for approval requires agreeing how and where color will be viewed in order to approve it. New viewing standards were announced in 2009 to take effect on January 1, 2012. Five years later, how well are they working? What is required to meet the standard? Where are the common failing points?

    In the past two articles of his series on real-world effects of new color standards, Kevin discussed in detail changes in how color is to be measured. In the next issue of Out of Chaos, Kevin reviews new standards for viewing color, an essential component of a professional workflow. These new standards improved color viewing between two or more locations, and address changes in paper manufacturing. They have received a mixed response from the professional color community, which we’ll explore in the article.

    He emphasizes that professional standards are essential tools to make sure that we’re all doing the same thing in the same way. In our personal lives, that uniformity sounds Orwellian—an abrogation of personal freedom. In our professional lives, without standardization in the graphic arts, chaos would ensue—and we have enough chaos in most of our workflows already, don’t we?

    We need standards for lighting, viewing, and measuring color and its reproduction. Without standards, it would be impossible to make proofs match, or match print output at multiple locations, essential techniques for modern workflows.

    ISO 3664:2009

    The ISO standard which deals with viewing conditions for Graphic Technology and Photography is ISO 3664:2009. The previous version of the standard (ISO 3664:1975) was updated in 2009, to take effect internationally on January 1, 2012. Although the standard addresses multiple viewing conditions, such as appraising images on color displays and viewing transparencies by projection, Kevin focuses on viewing conditions for critical comparison, addressing matches and mismatches between proof prints and final output.

About The Editorial Team

Our editorial team is comprised of graphic and print industry professionals. More than just a job or pass time, for these dedicated individuals, color is the air they breathe, the embodiment of life’s vibrance. With that in mind, we are dedicated to the progression of color theory and management, and in pursuit of every last colorful drop out of life!

Request for Submissions

Close to 80 percent of the magazine is written for Out of Chaos. We welcome contributions in most forms including technical and life articles, video/audio, games, and slideshows. Content about color management or related to color will be considered. Submit to Erica@rodsandcones.com.

Traditional Vs. Managed Content

For a content-managed app, the Twixl Distribution Platform takes care of managing your mobile content. First you create your app on the platform itself using a grid system that will contain collections filled with content. Unlike the classic format which is an app containing full issues, the managed content app is loaded with collections of individual articles that are downloaded at will. Magazines created as full issues are created with InDesign and Twixl and uploaded to the portal. The reader can download only full issues.

About Digital Publishing

You begin with a meeting with your client. They have hired you to take their print content and convert it to an interactive digital version. The type of piece determines whether you’re building a single- or multi-issue app. An annual report, informational brochure, invitation, ads, and other one-time pieces are single-issue apps. They are simpler to manage because they don’t require hosting services. Multi-issue apps like magazines, catalogs, and other publications whose content is regularly refreshed, require the purchase of an app which is basically a container. Every issue is stored in the app. Simpler requests are flipbooks with linked content, URLs and e-mail addresses, or a print to web version.

In addition to standard links like email and URLs, your client may want to spice his content with rich media. We are here to help you get them what they want, from slideshows, audio and video, games, social media, and many other features.

About Twixl media

Twixl media offers mobile publishing solutions for publishers, agencies and the enterprise market. Their product, Twixl Publisher, rivals Adobe DPS and AEM, and is better in many ways while much more cost-effective.

Twixl Publisher allows you to create and publish apps for tablets and phones fully independently. The Classic option enables you to create interactive content in InDesign and publish traditional kiosk-type publications.

Last year, Twixl media launched Twixl Publisher 5 which is a content-managed option comparable to Adobe’s AEM (Adobe Experience Manager) A content-managed app is filled with collections of content (that can be InDesign-based, HTML-based or PDF), and include images, video and audio, RSS feeds, YouTube, Vimeo feeds etc.
This new approach provides much more flexibility in how content is presented, and allows you to combine a traditional kiosk approach containing a new edition every week or month, for example, with a continuously refreshed flow of content.

Twixl Publisher is sold as a yearly subscription.

 

Out Of Chaos Blog News & Announcements

  • Maggie Awards nominates Out of Chaos for best digital publication and best digital article

    Out of Chaos nominated for two Maggie Awards

    Out of Chaos Magazine has been nominated for two Maggie Awards by the Western Publishing Association. The WPA is a non-profit business association dedicated to the advancement of the media publishing industry in the western US. Every year, the WPA gives out awards to print and digital publishers, for specific publications or articles. There are over 120 categories honored by this award, ranging from consumer print and digital to trade, monthlies, quarterlies, etc.
    Out of Chaos is a finalist in two categories, Best Digital Edition or Tablet Article/Trade & Consumer for the article Life of Blue, and Best Digital Edition or Tablet Publication/Trade & Consumer for the Summer/Fall issue. This issue was the first to appear as part of the new content-managed platform and is the only finalist published in this new format.
    Maggie Award nominated article - Life of Blue

    Click to read ‘Life of Blue’

    Out of Chaos’ nominated article – ‘Life of Blue’, is part of the fall 2016 issue. You can access this and previous issues, as well as individual articles by downloading the app.
    The Maggie Awards ceremony will be held April 27th in Los Angeles.
  • spectrograph gti lamp comparison

    In the next issue of Out of Chaos: Viewing Prints for Critical Color

    Do You Get What You See? Do You See What You Get?

    Viewing critical color for approval requires agreeing how and where color will be viewed in order to approve it. New viewing standards were announced in 2009 to take effect on January 1, 2012. Five years later, how well are they working? What is required to meet the standard? Where are the common failing points?

    In the past two articles of his series on real-world effects of new color standards, Kevin discussed in detail changes in how color is to be measured. In the next issue of Out of Chaos, Kevin reviews new standards for viewing color, an essential component of a professional workflow. These new standards improved color viewing between two or more locations, and address changes in paper manufacturing. They have received a mixed response from the professional color community, which we’ll explore in the article.

    He emphasizes that professional standards are essential tools to make sure that we’re all doing the same thing in the same way. In our personal lives, that uniformity sounds Orwellian—an abrogation of personal freedom. In our professional lives, without standardization in the graphic arts, chaos would ensue—and we have enough chaos in most of our workflows already, don’t we?

    We need standards for lighting, viewing, and measuring color and its reproduction. Without standards, it would be impossible to make proofs match, or match print output at multiple locations, essential techniques for modern workflows.

    ISO 3664:2009

    The ISO standard which deals with viewing conditions for Graphic Technology and Photography is ISO 3664:2009. The previous version of the standard (ISO 3664:1975) was updated in 2009, to take effect internationally on January 1, 2012. Although the standard addresses multiple viewing conditions, such as appraising images on color displays and viewing transparencies by projection, Kevin focuses on viewing conditions for critical comparison, addressing matches and mismatches between proof prints and final output.

About The Editorial Team

Our editorial team is comprised of graphic and print industry professionals. More than just a job or pass time, for these dedicated individuals, color is the air they breathe, the embodiment of life’s vibrance. With that in mind, we are dedicated to the progression of color theory and management, in pursuit of every last colorful drop out of life!

Access To Web Reader Version

Out of chaos’ new content-managed app gives you the option of choosing which articles you want read on your tablet or phone. If you prefer to read on your monitor screen, you will find web reader versions of complete issues by clicking and scrolling to the issues.

Request for Submissions

Close to 80 percent of the magazine is written for Out of Chaos. We welcome contributions in most forms including technical and life articles, video/audio, games, and slideshows. Content about color management or related to color will be considered. Submit to Erica@rodsandcones.com.

Traditional Vs. Managed Content

For a content-managed app, the Twixl Distribution Platform takes care of managing your mobile content. First you create your app on the platform itself using a grid system that will contain collections filled with content. Unlike the classic format which is an app containing full issues, the managed content app is loaded with collections of individual articles that are downloaded at will. Magazines created as full issues are created with InDesign and Twixl and uploaded to the portal. The reader can download only full issues.

About Digital Publishing

You begin with a meeting with your client. They have hired you to take their print content and convert it to an interactive digital version. The type of piece determines whether you’re building a single- or multi-issue app. An annual report, informational brochure, invitation, ads, and other one-time pieces are single-issue apps. They are simpler to manage because they don’t require hosting services. Multi-issue apps like magazines, catalogs, and other publications whose content is regularly refreshed, require the purchase of an app which is basically a container. Every issue is stored in the app. Simpler requests are flipbooks with linked content, URLs and e-mail addresses, or a print to web version.

In addition to standard links like email and URLs, your client may want to spice his content with rich media. We are here to help you get them what they want, from slideshows, audio and video, games, social media, and many other features.

About Twixl media

Twixl media offers mobile publishing solutions for publishers, agencies and the enterprise market. Their product, Twixl Publisher, rivals Adobe DPS and AEM, and is better in many ways while much more cost-effective.

Twixl Publisher allows you to create and publish apps for tablets and phones fully independently. The Classic option enables you to create interactive content in InDesign and publish traditional kiosk-type publications.

Last year, Twixl media launched Twixl Publisher 5 which is a content-managed option comparable to Adobe’s AEM (Adobe Experience Manager) A content-managed app is filled with collections of content (that can be InDesign-based, HTML-based or PDF), and include images, video and audio, RSS feeds, YouTube, Vimeo feeds etc.
This new approach provides much more flexibility in how content is presented, and allows you to combine a traditional kiosk approach containing a new edition every week or month, for example, with a continuously refreshed flow of content.

Twixl Publisher is sold as a yearly subscription.

Out Of Chaos Blog News & Announcements

  • Maggie Awards nominates Out of Chaos for best digital publication and best digital article

    Out of Chaos nominated for two Maggie Awards

    Out of Chaos Magazine has been nominated for two Maggie Awards by the Western Publishing Association. The WPA is a non-profit business association dedicated to the advancement of the media publishing industry in the western US. Every year, the WPA gives out awards to print and digital publishers, for specific publications or articles. There are over 120 categories honored by this award, ranging from consumer print and digital to trade, monthlies, quarterlies, etc.
    Out of Chaos is a finalist in two categories, Best Digital Edition or Tablet Article/Trade & Consumer for the article Life of Blue, and Best Digital Edition or Tablet Publication/Trade & Consumer for the Summer/Fall issue. This issue was the first to appear as part of the new content-managed platform and is the only finalist published in this new format.
    Maggie Award nominated article - Life of Blue

    Click to read ‘Life of Blue’

    Out of Chaos’ nominated article – ‘Life of Blue’, is part of the fall 2016 issue. You can access this and previous issues, as well as individual articles by downloading the app.
    The Maggie Awards ceremony will be held April 27th in Los Angeles.
  • spectrograph gti lamp comparison

    In the next issue of Out of Chaos: Viewing Prints for Critical Color

    Do You Get What You See? Do You See What You Get?

    Viewing critical color for approval requires agreeing how and where color will be viewed in order to approve it. New viewing standards were announced in 2009 to take effect on January 1, 2012. Five years later, how well are they working? What is required to meet the standard? Where are the common failing points?

    In the past two articles of his series on real-world effects of new color standards, Kevin discussed in detail changes in how color is to be measured. In the next issue of Out of Chaos, Kevin reviews new standards for viewing color, an essential component of a professional workflow. These new standards improved color viewing between two or more locations, and address changes in paper manufacturing. They have received a mixed response from the professional color community, which we’ll explore in the article.

    He emphasizes that professional standards are essential tools to make sure that we’re all doing the same thing in the same way. In our personal lives, that uniformity sounds Orwellian—an abrogation of personal freedom. In our professional lives, without standardization in the graphic arts, chaos would ensue—and we have enough chaos in most of our workflows already, don’t we?

    We need standards for lighting, viewing, and measuring color and its reproduction. Without standards, it would be impossible to make proofs match, or match print output at multiple locations, essential techniques for modern workflows.

    ISO 3664:2009

    The ISO standard which deals with viewing conditions for Graphic Technology and Photography is ISO 3664:2009. The previous version of the standard (ISO 3664:1975) was updated in 2009, to take effect internationally on January 1, 2012. Although the standard addresses multiple viewing conditions, such as appraising images on color displays and viewing transparencies by projection, Kevin focuses on viewing conditions for critical comparison, addressing matches and mismatches between proof prints and final output.

About The Editorial Team

Our editorial team is comprised of graphic and print industry professionals. More than just a job or pass time, for these dedicated individuals, color is the air they breathe, the embodiment of life’s vibrance. With that in mind, we are dedicated to the progression of color theory and management, and in pursuit of every last colorful drop out of life!

Access To Web Reader Version

Out of chaos’ new content-managed app gives you the option of choosing which articles you want read on your tablet or phone. If you prefer to read on your monitor screen, you will find web reader versions of complete issues by clicking and scrolling to the issues.

Request for Submissions

Close to 80 percent of the magazine is written for Out of Chaos. We welcome contributions in most forms including technical and life articles, video/audio, games, and slideshows. Content about color management or related to color will be considered. Submit to Erica@rodsandcones.com.

Traditional Vs. Managed Content

For a content-managed app, the Twixl Distribution Platform takes care of managing your mobile content. First you create your app on the platform itself using a grid system that will contain collections filled with content. Unlike the classic format which is an app containing full issues, the managed content app is loaded with collections of individual articles that are downloaded at will. Magazines created as full issues are created with InDesign and Twixl and uploaded to the portal. The reader can download only full issues.

About Digital Publishing

You begin with a meeting with your client. They have hired you to take their print content and convert it to an interactive digital version. The type of piece determines whether you’re building a single- or multi-issue app. An annual report, informational brochure, invitation, ads, and other one-time pieces are single-issue apps. They are simpler to manage because they don’t require hosting services. Multi-issue apps like magazines, catalogs, and other publications whose content is regularly refreshed, require the purchase of an app which is basically a container. Every issue is stored in the app. Simpler requests are flipbooks with linked content, URLs and e-mail addresses, or a print to web version.

In addition to standard links like email and URLs, your client may want to spice his content with rich media. We are here to help you get them what they want, from slideshows, audio and video, games, social media, and many other features.

About Twixl media

Twixl media offers mobile publishing solutions for publishers, agencies and the enterprise market. Their product, Twixl Publisher, rivals Adobe DPS and AEM, and is better in many ways while much more cost-effective.

Twixl Publisher allows you to create and publish apps for tablets and phones fully independently. The Classic option enables you to create interactive content in InDesign and publish traditional kiosk-type publications.

Last year, Twixl media launched Twixl Publisher 5 which is a content-managed option comparable to Adobe’s AEM (Adobe Experience Manager) A content-managed app is filled with collections of content (that can be InDesign-based, HTML-based or PDF), and include images, video and audio, RSS feeds, YouTube, Vimeo feeds etc.
This new approach provides much more flexibility in how content is presented, and allows you to combine a traditional kiosk approach containing a new edition every week or month, for example, with a continuously refreshed flow of content.

Twixl Publisher is sold as a yearly subscription.

Out of Chaos Web Readers: