"In Search of the Vintage Tiles of Catalina Island" Book
This book is an interactive companion with your smartphone to tour Catalina Island, though you don't need a smartphone to complete your quest. QR codes are provided to access maps, additional photos, and audio. More than a primer on the vintage tiles, you get a close insight to the history of this amazing island. If you complete your quest, you will have explored the majority of Cataina Island and learned its history.
R.D. Smith is a screenwriter and author living in Southern CA. He holds a Master of Arts in Illustration Design from Savannah College of Art and Design, and has been a college professor teaching graphic design for seventeen years.
"R.D. Smith’s colorful tour book is both beautiful and functional—much like the Vintage tiles he describes within. Accessible and yet rich with the technical detail of the tile-making processes, Smith has crafted a fun and engaging way to experience the legacy of the island. His well-researched histories and use of local knowledge make this a unique, interactive, and necessary guide.”
Johnny Sampson, Chief Curator
Catalina Museum of Art & History