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Posted on Jun 22, 2010 - 10:05 AM
Client: Onwine (Jeremy Oliver)
Coding, Automation, Production: Virgil Reality
Creative: Visual - Artifishal Studios
The key reference for thousands of wine buyers, Jeremy Oliver’s Australian Wine Annual is the biggest-selling annual guide to Australian wine.
Working with Jeremy’s Filemaker Tasting Note Database, Applescript and QuarkXPress, I set up a system that took the data from FileMaker and produced 3 years of the book from Data to Published item. This included al the visual stylesheets/tags and images (labels) related to each wine, and each subset of data such as each years ranking. The scripting saved about 4 weeks of production time out of a 7 week production process.
Given todays technologies even more could possibly be done today. Today I would do it with XML data and XSL-FO as I have on online billing projects in the US and Europe.
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