Live Now – The Book

I’m very excited to announce a new book we’re working on based on the uplifting and typographically brilliant quotes that are illustrated on the website Live Now (which just relaunched today with a fresh design).

HOW Books and Eric Smith, creator of the Live Now Project have teamed up on a book publishing deal. The Live Now book will be a collection of inspirational quotes and illustrations pursuing the notion of living a happy and engaged life. The book will roughly consist of 200, perforated pages that can be easily torn out and hung up or given away to spread smiles.

Eric’s Live Now project was created after a diagnosis of cancer last year. “Cancer changed the way I ate, slept and, most importantly, the way I live. Before cancer I was like most folks, just cruising along. It was during my treatment that I started to discover what cancer could give to me – the ability to absorb every moment as if each one were my whole life.”

Megan Lane Patrick, HOW Books acquisitions editor, discovered Smith’s Live Now project when she was evaluating websites for’s monthly Top 10 Sites for Designers feature. When she contacted him about featuring his site, they agreed that the project would make a good book. “The typographic illustrations on the Live Now site are inspirational in more than one way. They’ll certainly appeal to designers, but also to anyone who appreciates contemporary, hand-drawn type and thoughtful messages of hope.”

Click here to download the full press release.

Posted by Megan