Read: The Atomic Bazaar

Who doesn’t love a bomb book? I thought this a fitting read as I sit in SoCal waiting for the crazy guy with the bad haircut to turn me to dust. Trump I mean. Who did you think I meant? … Read More

Read: Tree of Smoke

Denis Johnson can write. Just choose anything he’s done. But if you really want to sink your teeth in pick up Tree of Smoke. As many of you know the photography of the Vietnam War was what made me become … Read More

Read: Rest

I loved this book from Alex Soojung-Kim Pang. Yes, the back fifth of the book is a notes section which references the work, lives and examples of other folks. So the book fits a certain look, design and feel of … Read More

Dispatches: Henry Horenstein

Photographer Henry Horenstein has completed somewhere between thirty and forty traditionally published books. I don’t have to tell you how incredible this is, but I do need to tell you the range of book is equally impressive. From children’s books … Read More

Read: The Operators

I’m fascinated by war, but I don’t dream about it nor do I think it’s a good thing. I’m interested in the guts of it, the truth of it no matter how damaging, and I’m truly f%$%$# intrigued by why … 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

Read: On the Rez

If you haven’t read Ian Frazier’s “Great Plains” then take the time to do so. My second dance with Frazier came in the form of “On the Rez,” a book that drove me crazy in all the right ways. First … Read More

Creative: Blurb Tips 0007 P&E

Don’t get me wrong. I love print. But I also know that “E” books are a very strategic, cost effective tool that is a completely different experience, and if you aren’t making them I will do my best to shame … Read More

Creative: Blurb Tips 0006 Collaboration Materials

This book was almost entirely blank. In fact, this cover WAS blank. All done by Jeff Frost. These are all collaborative books which contain various types of materials applied to Blurb books. Most of these books started out as blanks, … Read More

Print: ebb+ by Chloe Ferres

I’ve featured Chloe Ferres here before and I’m sure I will do so again. She makes great books. In fact, a book we did together last year, with Andrew Kaufman, was recently up for a book of the year award. … Read More

Creative: Blurb Tips 0005 Magcloud

I heart Magcloud. This is a very slick platform that is worth your time and energy. I prefer the “standard,” or magazine format, and I also love “Digest,” which is what you are seeing here. Inexpensive, great printing and very … Read More

Sydney Journal Three

Heart shapes floating on the top of flat whites. Rain. Things are bright and pink here. Steel doors rolled back as downtown Sydney wakes one hour later than yesterday. A weekend. The chef is different too. This one a bit … Read More

Creative: Blurb Tips 003 Paper Types

Economy black and white paper in trade book. Standard color paper in trade book. Proline Uncoated paper. Okay bookmakers, a bit of advice regarding paper types. So many people get hung up on paper type, and many folks end up … Read More

Creative: Blurb Roadshow

Shot this image ten years ago in Amsterdam RIGHT in front of my hotel. Leica M6, 50mm and Portra 400VC. Getting ready to depart on another leg of the Blurb Roadshow. On deck are Amsterdam, London and Sydney, back to … Read More

Read: All the Wild that Remains

As many of you know, I’m a man of The West. I love open spaces, and when I find someone who understand this region, and can write about it, well, I just about fall in love. David Gessner’s “All the … Read More

Blurb Tips 0002 Make a Sample Book

MAKE SAMPLE BOOKS. I can’t really paint or make art of any kind. But I do, or at least I try. From time to time I make something that I think “Hmm, that might be okay,” and then I show … Read More