Grateful Dead eBook iTunes App Available Now


Mosaic Legends, LLC, a digital media company focused on turning digital assets into marketable consumer products & services, partners with San Francisco based rock photographer Jay Blakesberg to create the first interactive electronic book of the Grateful Dead. Available exclusively at the Apple iTunes App Store, this eBook utilizes over four hundred photographs and original text to create a content rich experience.

"The Grateful Dead are the perfect subject for our first interactive eBook," said digital artist and Mosaic Legends founder Craig Adam. "Their legacy has left a mark in rock history like no other and Jay's image archive captures the true zeitgeist of the Grateful Dead experience."

This entertaining and informative App features an introduction written by Jay Blakesberg about his adventures documenting the band. With an historical essay by Aaron Kayce, editor-in-chief of, and over two hundred facts and quotes about the band, the magic of the Grateful Dead is alive and well and living in this App.

Craig Adam created the cover artwork for this eBook titled "Touch of Grey." This eye-popping interpretation of Blakesberg's 1991 portrait of Jerry Garcia combines the patented Photomosaic® technology with Jay's photo archive to create a stunning visual documentation that captures the musical, personal, and cultural experience of the "Dead" on-stage and off. Double-tap or pinch to zoom into the Photomosaic all the way to the full resolution of a single image. Each interactive photograph contains information such as the location, date and photographer notes. Users can e-mail each image to a friend or start a blog-like conversation in the Deadhead forum.

Mosaic Legends' digital publishing platform simplifies the App building process and allows content creators to easily enter photographs, text, audio and video through its web based interface. This turnkey solution gives Mosaic Legends the ability to bring new products to the public via the App store in a relatively short period of time. "Working with this project has given me the opportunity to share my photographs with Deadheads in a whole new ground breaking way," says Blakesberg. "I'm looking forward to opening my archive to Mosaic Legends so they can continue to create new and entertaining Apps of the many artists I've had the opportunity to photograph."

Jay Blakesberg is recognized as one of the leading visual documentarians of the Grateful Dead experience. He has released four books of his photography including the best selling "Between the Dark and Light," The Grateful Dead photography of Jay Blakesberg, as well as books on Primus, The Flaming Lips and most recently his 30 year retrospective "Traveling on a High Frequency" chronicling his 30 years as a rock photographer.

Founded in 2005, Mosaic Legends is a digital media company that has the exclusive Patent rights in the music and sports categories to create Photomosaics® in digital and print formats. The company has contracted with some of the world's most famous music photographers such as Mick Rock, Terry O'Neill, Robert Altman, Jay Blakesberg and Michael Zagaris, and has licensed over 30,000 music photographs for use in their projects. The founder, Craig Adam, has over 18 years of digital image, video & audio experience and focuses on turning digital assets into marketable consumer products & services.

The App can be found on the iTunes store by searching Grateful Dead under App Store.

[Published on: 3/3/09]

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jonny.klaiber starstarstarstarstar Tue 3/3/2009 12:15PM
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sick, sounds good

Dire46daysWolf Tue 3/3/2009 12:26PM
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anything with the dead is worth my time

nickrbk starstarstarstarstar Tue 3/3/2009 12:31PM
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Love the dead. wish i could could have been in some of the pictures. I guess i will just have to make my own memories with the Dead.

Deadphishbiscuits Tue 3/3/2009 12:32PM
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is this a real book too?

WidespreadMule3 Tue 3/3/2009 12:53PM
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that's really cool.

thisiswhathappenslarry starstarstarstarstar Tue 3/3/2009 01:11PM
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YES Deadphishbiscuits it IS a real book...and a really awesome book at that. def. check out the pics in this book. love it. Love Jay Blakesberg!

oldfartatplay Tue 3/3/2009 01:15PM
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ZEITGEIST! (sorry, although the sudden popularity of this word amuses me, i hope it's short lived)

Putnameter Tue 3/3/2009 02:26PM
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looks heady.

NittyGritty starstarstarstarstar Tue 3/3/2009 02:35PM
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^^WidespreadMule, dig the moontaxi pic! They rock. If any of you havent heard them, i suggest you buy their album.

D-Line Tue 3/3/2009 03:29PM
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incase you people havnt heard since jambase is so slow and never posts info on time, eric clapton is special guesting for 2 nights at the beacon theater with the allman brothers...sick. march 19th and 20th if you dont believe me google it. glad i got floors those nights. also ron wood, phil lesh, BB king (among others) are also gonna be there but dont know what nights. my guess is that this beacon run will blow everything else away.

BRAHnnie_lott Tue 3/3/2009 03:53PM
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Thanks mimiluv, also as long as we are updating news, in case you live under a rock Rothbury early bird tickets are on sale next saturday for $229.50 (plus fees)at Noon. Now to relate it to the article.... will it be the Dead?

Dire46daysWolf Tue 3/3/2009 07:08PM
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fuck yeah moon taxi is amazing

Sixmilliondollarman Wed 3/4/2009 10:54AM
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Peakin at the Beacon.