Design As Child's Play
This article is excerpted from the June/July 2009 issue of InDesign Magazine, #30. Subscribe to InDesign Magazine.
When learning is fun, kids (and grown-ups) want to learn! That’s one of the driving forces behind Sesame Workshop, a non-profit educational organization devoted to making a meaningful difference in the lives of children worldwide. Founded 40 years ago as the Children’s Television Workshop, the Sesame Workshop reaches children in more than 140 countries through all forms of media, including television, books, magazines, home video, and the Internet.
At the core of all of Sesame’s publishing are the Sesame Street Muppets, including classic characters such as Big Bird, Grover, and Elmo, as well as those seen typically only in versions of the show created outside the United States, such as Boombah (in India’s show Galli Galli Sim Sim) and Putri (in Indonesia’s Jalan Sesama). These characters come alive on pages laid out in InDesign.
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Here's a page from a book celebrating Sesame Workshop's 40th anniversary:
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