Michael Jordan: The Best Ever
By the Editors of ESPN (iPad App • ESPN Books, 2010 • UNRELEASED)
I coordinated the execution of The Best Ever, overseeing the budget and schedule, development of the design, research and licensing of images and other rights-controlled content, and review of the builds delivered by the outside software vendor. Created to coincide with Michael Jordan’s induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame, The Best Ever includes twelve essays, an interactive timeline, a gallery of 360˚-rotatable images of every pair of Air Jordans, a slideshow of every magazine cover graced by MJ, more than 90 archival photos covering the major milestones in his playing life, audio of sporting legends discussing MJ’s career, and video footage from his second life as a professional baseball player. The Best Ever was never released (I couldn’t tell you why) so you’ll have to trust me when I say that the design by Henry Lee of HD Made was sleek and cool—particularly the rotatable Air Jordans gallery.