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The Kaleidocycle

We’ve been having fun this week reviewing the proofs of the Kaleidocycle chapter from the CGB Pattern Book, as we prepare to release it digitally this week to our pre-orders.

Our Exploding Sets and Basics Sections are right behind it, and we’ll be publishing them right here on the Blog.

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These are complex concepts, and even in these last days of production we continue to find ways to make things simpler, clearer, more direct. This is my favorite part of book production, every time, when things become crystallized.

This May (for the entire month) we will all be in Boston, shipping books all over the world, and filming video for the interactive CGB App.  It’s going to be a lot of fun, seeing them all go out, and that’s for sure.

We’ll be in touch all of this and next month ahead of our book shipments, and of course publishing our progress here on the Book Blog and on our CGB Facebook page. Please check in here or there for updates and new releases.

Hugs from the beady trenches!
Kate and team


About katemckinnon

Kate McKinnon has devoted herself to the study of how things are done, and how they could be done better. Find her at or on some city street, walking fast, smiling at strangers.

14 comments on “The Kaleidocycle

  1. Sandra Toney
    April 11, 2017

    First off, I want to say what talented people you guys are. I can’t wait to get the book. I seen something on Facebook from7 March about getting little emails now and then until the book is shipped, and I haven’t received any. Just wanted toI make sure I wasn’t over looked. My email address is thanks again for all the hard work and time you’re puttin

  2. Marilyn Parker
    April 9, 2017

    I can hardly wait

  3. Sherri Rogers
    April 6, 2017

    OMG! So effing excited!

    Sent from my iPad


  4. Christiane BRIANCHON
    April 6, 2017

    Je suis très impatiente de recevoir mon livre, je pense que vais me régaler!!!!

  5. atrambijoux
    April 6, 2017

    Precioso, vendéis esquemas?. Gracias

  6. Paula J Clouse
    April 5, 2017

    Pins and needles!! That’s what it’s starting to feel like! I’m so excited! It’s been so amazing following you on this journey. Question…. The other book you were working on will you finish it or has life’s changes stopped that one?

    • katemckinnon
      April 6, 2017

      Let’s see – I have four in progress right now, but am focused on finishing the CGB project. I expect that things will be fairly different for me once this is all published.. : )

  7. bogacki10
    April 5, 2017

    Can I still preorder book?

  8. Brucket
    April 5, 2017

    Thanks for keeping us updated on when the books will be shipped. It is much appreciated.

    Sent from my iPad Barbara Rucket


    • katemckinnon
      April 5, 2017

      Thanks to YOU for supporting this beautiful work!

    April 5, 2017


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