Sprout Venture was contracted to build an advanced iBooks Widget and online experience to better visualize the 8 Days and Tour. Technologies included HTML5 and new CSS3 techniques, Retina was also factored into the project since the book was released in the iBook store for iPad.
About the book…
The e-book, Experiencing Nirvana: Grunge in Europe, 1989, is both a photo journal and a grunge rock microhistory – an inside look into a crucial eight-day period in the touring life of Nirvana, and two other Seattle bands, as seen through the eyes of Bruce Pavitt, the founder of Sub Pop, the Seattle label that first signed Nirvana in 1988.
The dramatic eight days covered in this book, from November 27 through December 4, 1989, represent a turning point for Nirvana. In this brief period, the young band goes from breaking up in Rome to winning over the influential music press in London at Sub Pop’s LameFest UK showcase, setting the stage for their imminent popularity.