Creative: Blurb Stop

(Sydney based super creative Jess Scully.) I’ve never written much about my visits to Blurb. Not sure why because there is always a lot going on. Cool, talented people doing cool and talented things. Yesterday I was asked to volunteer … Read More

Creative: ESSAY, Issue Three Sneak Peek

Okay, I’m finding my stride. This feels really good now. Ideas, thoughts, test books, prints, experimentations, transgressions, etc. Issue Three, sneak peek. “Notes from California,” which will be an ongoing theme here at Shifter/ESSAY. Single shots, single servings. Journal notes. … Read More

Creative: ESSAY Issue Two

Issue Two Trade Issue Two Magazine I’m not a huge fan of this issue. How is that for a sales pitch? Yep, I said it. I told you I would be honest about my latest self-pub project. I got excited. … Read More

Creative: ESSAY Issue One Goes Live

Deep breath. Where to start. Essay Issue One Trade Essay Issue One Magazine Content is exactly the same for both formats. What I’ve learned. (This post was written months ago, and I’m about to begin issue five!) 1. I’m grading … Read More

Creative: ESSAY Magazine, Issue One, Update Three

My second set of test copies. Getting closer. This project has been the most entertaining photo-related endeavor in a long, long time. And I didn’t even shoot anything new! I can’t stress this enough. You COULD, and in many cases, … Read More

Creative: Blurb Tips 0011 Change Format Tool

Blurb Bookwright is a damn good software. I know it’s not sexy to think that about a free, downloadable anything but it’s true. I have InDesign, I’m learning InDesign and I both use and love InDesign, but there is something … Read More

Creative: More Blurb Mobile Books

I can’t stop myself. A new tool. Gotta test it out. Again and again. I’ve already posted about this new tool from Blurb, but I created more books and thought I’d post about them too. This time a barrage of … Read More

Creative: “ESSAY” the New Series

OKAY PEOPLE. I WROTE THIS POST WEEKS AGO. THIS SERIES IS GOING LIVE BUT SO MANY THINGS HAVE CHANGED. I’M GOING TO POST THIS POST ANYWAY THEN FILL YOU IN ON THE DETAILS AS I MOVE ALONG. AM AS EXCITED … Read More

Creative: Blurb Tip 0010 Software

“Black Mesa” was created using Blurb Bookwright software. Confused about what software to use when you finally decide to make a Blurb book? Let me help you. I give a short break down of six different options. No official Blurb … Read More

Creative: Photo Chicago IV +

One of the great things about working at Blurb is I get to work with this guy named Kent. Kent and I have traveled near and far, and trust me when I tell you we’ve seen our fair share of … Read More

Creative: Caffeine and Concrete Volume 20

You should all know Lorenzo Princi by now. I’ve featured his work here several times, but guess what? I’m going to feature him again. Right now. But this time there is a special twist. This time his striking publication features … Read More

Creative: Serif & Silver Compendium Pryme Edition

I’ve featured Serif and Silver before, but I wanted to bring your attention to another Nate Matos creation based on a limited edition collection of the publication. The Compendium Pryme Edition. You’ve heard me say this before, but there are … Read More

Creative: Green Man Taught Me To Walk

When I first saw this book I asked the author “Who published that?” He looked at me a little funny and said “Blurb.” Oh. Oops. It’s not like I’ve been lurking around Blurb for TEN YEARS at this point. The … Read More

Creative: To Make a Difference be the Difference

I can’t believe this magazine exists. If I was going to design a magazine to show to potential Blurb users I would attempt to design something EXACTLY like Peter Morley’s “To Make a Difference be the Difference,” only my design … Read More

Creative: Armed with Rubber Chickens

I love being blamed for things. Such is the case with “Armed with Rubber Chickens” a book brought to you by photographer/editor Andrew Molitor. This is a custom book. An 8×10 softcover, a collaboration amongst photographers, then edited, designed and … Read More