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This award-winning digital magazine, Out of Chaos, was first published in 2013 by Rods and Cones. With more than 80% fresh content, we offer technical articles on the latest developments in print and color management.
But color is also something we celebrate. We study the history of color, artists, photographers, and the role color plays in everyday life, embellishing the tiniest parts of our planet.
One Time Only: Printed Version
This issue, Spring 2017, is available in print and in its usual digital form, for iPads, phones, and web.
We set out to find a solid combination of technology to challenge the perception that print is static and rigid. We partnered with Canon who printed the issue on their digital press, the Canon imagePRESS C10000VO, and Stampatech who has a print-friendly and secure solution to enhance pages with augmented reality. The result? A print-on-demand high quality magazine with the same rich content as its digital counterpart.
To order your copy, please click the Print button to the left or click here.

OUT OF CHAOS MAGAZINE download the free app

This award-winning digital magazine, Out of Chaos, was first published in 2013 by Rods and Cones. With more than 80% fresh content, we offer technical articles on the latest developments in print and color management.
But color is also something we celebrate. We study the history of color, artists, photographers, and the role color plays in everyday life, embellishing the tiniest parts of our planet.
One Time Only: Printed Version
This issue, Spring 2017, is available in print and in its usual digital form, for iPads, phones, and web.
We set out to find a solid combination of technology to challenge the perception that print is static and rigid. We partnered with Canon who printed the issue on their digital press, the Canon imagePRESS C10000VO, and Stampatech who has a print-friendly and secure solution to enhance pages with augmented reality. The result? A print-on-demand high quality magazine with the same rich content as its digital counterpart.
To order your copy, please click the Print button to the left or click here.

OUT OF CHAOS MAGAZINE download the free app

Out of Chaos Magazine Logo

This award-winning digital magazine, Out of Chaos, was first published in 2013 by Rods and Cones. With more than 80% fresh content, we offer technical articles on the latest developments in print and color management. But color is also something we celebrate. We study the history of color, artists, photographers, and the role color plays in everyday life, embellishing the tiniest parts of our planet.
One time only: printed version.
This issue, Spring 2017, is available in print and in its usual digital form, for iPads, phones, and web.
We set out to find a solid combination of technology to challenge the perception that print is static and rigid. We partnered with Canon who printed the issue on their digital press, the Canon imagePRESS C10000VO, and Stampatech who has a print-friendly and secure solution to enhance pages with augmented reality. The result? A print-on-demand high quality magazine with the same rich content as its digital counterpart.
To order your copy, please click the Print button to the left or click here.

Summer/Fall 2016 Issue Cover

 Read our winning issue online:

www.rodsandcones.com/outofchaos/fall2016/Cover

 

 

Out of Chaos finalists for three 2017 FOLIO: ‘Eddie’ & ‘Ozzie’ Awards!

We are honored by our nomination for two of this year’s awards from the prestigious Folio Magazine. We have been announced as finalists for the Ozzie Digital Award for ‘Business to Business digital magazine’, the Eddie Award for ‘use of AR/VR’ for the article ‘Has AR gone mainstream?’, and the Eddie Award for ‘Business to Business single article’ – for our article “Life of Blue”. We are excited to have made it to the final round of selections for these awards! The winners will be announced on October 11th, wish us luck!

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

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.

The honor of these recognitions 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!!

Summer/Fall 2016 Issue Cover

 Read our winning issue online:

www.rodsandcones.com/outofchaos/fall2016/Cover

 

 

Out of Chaos finalists for three 2017 FOLIO: ‘Eddie’ & ‘Ozzie’ Awards!

We are honored by our nomination for two of this year’s awards from the prestigious Folio Magazine. We have been announced as finalists for the Ozzie Digital Award for ‘Business to Business digital magazine’, the Eddie Award for ‘use of AR/VR’ for the article ‘Has AR gone mainstream?’, and the Eddie Award for ‘Business to Business single article’ – for our article “Life of Blue”. We are excited to have made it to the final round of selections for these awards! The winners will be announced on October 11th, wish us luck!

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

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.

The honor of these recognitions 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 finalists for three 2017 FOLIO: ‘Eddie’ & ‘Ozzie’ Awards!

We are honored by our nomination for two of this year’s awards from the prestigious Folio Magazine. We have been announced as finalists for the Ozzie Digital Award for ‘Business to Business digital magazine’, the Eddie Award for ‘use of AR/VR’ for the article ‘Has AR gone mainstream?’, and the Eddie Award for ‘Business to Business single article’ – for our article “Life of Blue”. We are excited to have made it to the final round of selections for these awards! The winners will be announced on October 11th, wish us luck!

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

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.

The honor of these recognitions 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

  • Has augmented reality finally hit the mainstream?

    Spring 17 issue print-displayIn the new issue of Out of Chaos, Cindy Walas and Kevin Keane, who represent Stampatech in the US, examine where AR is today. The article includes a list of types of AR, who the players are today, examples of good AR.

    We jumped on the opportunity to team up with them to create a printed version of our magazine enhanced with rich media to become as rich as its digital counterpart. It was an interesting experience and a challenge. For one, we realized that what makes sense to animate in the digital version might not make sense in the printed version. For example, Kevin O’Connor, in his article, Viewing prints for critical color, included a short video clip to illustrate the passage of filaments from yellow to blue, and what they meant to the eye. Perfectly appropriate in the digital version, not so much in the printed one. That’s because accessing rich media from a printed page requires action – scanning the image with a phone to see the clip. Makes sense for a movie or interview that provides additional information, not for this.

    As we were researching this article, we found out that AR is everywhere even if not yet adopted. You’ll find it in malls, in children’s coloring books, on billboards, in magazines for editorial and for instant shopping. Pokemon GO was everywhere. It’s astounding.

    So why isn’t everyone accessing rich content? I could be because there is no standardized reader app. Every AR company, and some companies who use AR, require that a proprietary app be downloaded. That’s a lot of apps. But things are moving on that front and we will not be surprised to see a standard emerge, possibly from Apple, in 2018.

  • 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 &

    Maggie Award nominated article - Life of Blue

    Click to read ‘Life of Blue’

    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.

    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.

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.


The Out of Chaos Magazine is a digital magazine that seems to do everything right

D. B. Hebbard

Read more on Talking New Media

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

  • Has augmented reality finally hit the mainstream?

    Spring 17 issue print-displayIn the new issue of Out of Chaos, Cindy Walas and Kevin Keane, who represent Stampatech in the US, examine where AR is today. The article includes a list of types of AR, who the players are today, examples of good AR.

    We jumped on the opportunity to team up with them to create a printed version of our magazine enhanced with rich media to become as rich as its digital counterpart. It was an interesting experience and a challenge. For one, we realized that what makes sense to animate in the digital version might not make sense in the printed version. For example, Kevin O’Connor, in his article, Viewing prints for critical color, included a short video clip to illustrate the passage of filaments from yellow to blue, and what they meant to the eye. Perfectly appropriate in the digital version, not so much in the printed one. That’s because accessing rich media from a printed page requires action – scanning the image with a phone to see the clip. Makes sense for a movie or interview that provides additional information, not for this.

    As we were researching this article, we found out that AR is everywhere even if not yet adopted. You’ll find it in malls, in children’s coloring books, on billboards, in magazines for editorial and for instant shopping. Pokemon GO was everywhere. It’s astounding.

    So why isn’t everyone accessing rich content? I could be because there is no standardized reader app. Every AR company, and some companies who use AR, require that a proprietary app be downloaded. That’s a lot of apps. But things are moving on that front and we will not be surprised to see a standard emerge, possibly from Apple, in 2018.

  • 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 &

    Maggie Award nominated article - Life of Blue

    Click to read ‘Life of Blue’

    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.

    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.

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.


The Out of Chaos Magazine is a digital magazine that seems to do everything right

D. B. Hebbard

Read more on Talking New Media

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

  • 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.

  • Has augmented reality finally hit the mainstream?

    Spring 17 issue print-displayIn the new issue of Out of Chaos, Cindy Walas and Kevin Keane, who represent Stampatech in the US, examine where AR is today. The article includes a list of types of AR, who the players are today, examples of good AR.

    We jumped on the opportunity to team up with them to create a printed version of our magazine enhanced with rich media to become as rich as its digital counterpart. It was an interesting experience and a challenge. For one, we realized that what makes sense to animate in the digital version might not make sense in the printed version. For example, Kevin O’Connor, in his article, Viewing prints for critical color, included a short video clip to illustrate the passage of filaments from yellow to blue, and what they meant to the eye. Perfectly appropriate in the digital version, not so much in the printed one. That’s because accessing rich media from a printed page requires action – scanning the image with a phone to see the clip. Makes sense for a movie or interview that provides additional information, not for this.

    As we were researching this article, we found out that AR is everywhere even if not yet adopted. You’ll find it in malls, in children’s coloring books, on billboards, in magazines for editorial and for instant shopping. Pokemon GO was everywhere. It’s astounding.

    So why isn’t everyone accessing rich content? I could be because there is no standardized reader app. Every AR company, and some companies who use AR, require that a proprietary app be downloaded. That’s a lot of apps. But things are moving on that front and we will not be surprised to see a standard emerge, possibly from Apple, in 2018.

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:

Canvasflow: Digital Production Made Simple

Canvasflow’s HTML5 authoring system simplifies your content creation process by giving you the power to create responsive content quickly and easily. With an intuitive, drag-and-drop interface, you can quickly create optimised articles compatible with multiple digital channels and screen sizes. 

Canvasflow gives you full control of both the structure and design of your content so your team can build articles in minutes and publish in seconds. There is no software to install, no developers required and no InDesign or coding knowledge needed.

Publish content directly from your CMS into custom built templates. Our dynamic templating takes care of the rest, transforming your content to optimised Canvasflow compatible content. The result: a better UX informed by mobile apps and better performance than that offered by traditional web pages.

Canvasflow: Digital Production Made Simple

Canvasflow’s HTML5 authoring system simplifies your content creation process by giving you the power to create responsive content quickly and easily. With an intuitive, drag-and-drop interface, you can quickly create optimised articles compatible with multiple digital channels and screen sizes. 

Canvasflow gives you full control of both the structure and design of your content so your team can build articles in minutes and publish in seconds. There is no software to install, no developers required and no InDesign or coding knowledge needed.

Publish content directly from your CMS into custom built templates. Our dynamic templating takes care of the rest, transforming your content to optimised Canvasflow compatible content. The result: a better UX informed by mobile apps and better performance than that offered by traditional web pages.