The .ORG Anniversary Book

Public Interest Registry, the .org domain registry, wanted to formally celebrate .org’s 25th anniversary by publishing a book on the history of the Internet and the .org story. A 4-chapter book was authored, including a compilation of 20 individual short stories written and submitted by organizations owning a .org website. A painting was also commissioned, and I pulled the elements together into a beautiful 118-page hardback anthology.

One of the design challenges with this project was to effectively communicate and make visually interesting a tale that to some may come across as “techie”. I worked with the commissioned painter and the short story photographs to bring vibrancy and emotion to the reader.

This project is a favorite of mine. It was the first time I utilized the “book” feature in InDesign, and the process of building the chapters and page templates made me fall in love with the software. I collaborated with the talented author, incredible publisher, and enthusiastic PIR staff members. And to end with a bang, I had the unique opportunity to be present for the book’s official launch party at ICANN 45 in Toronto.


— Design and page layout (Photoshop and InDesign)
— Project management