Creative: Loop, Flemming Bo Jensen

Most of you know FBJ. Jedi, partially deaf former DJ, photographer and man in perpetual motion. From time to time when the warp drive is broken he slows down long enough to print something.(Perhaps based on my shameless hounding of … Read More

Creative: First Blurb Layflat Sample

Fellow Passengers, Blurb now has layflat. You asked for it. Here it is. Now go forth and prosper, or better yet, do a test book and see how this new format fits your visual, tangible world. That’s what I did. … Read More

Creative: Blurb as Promo

I’m not entirely sure how many promotional pieces I created during my photography career but I’m guessing it was somewhere between fifty and one hundred. I’ve saved some but many are long lost to the annals of my tragic, flawed … Read More

Creative: Making Prints

“I’m still working on my book.” “I’m trying to make it perfect.” “Do you have any coupon codes?” I’ve heard these lines countless times over the past ten years, and I can say with one-hundred-percent conviction that those who utter … Read More

Creative: Using MagCloud to Support Blurb, Flyer

Hey Kids, Me again. Everyone knows about Magcloud right? You’ve heard me talk about it again and again, but just to be sure….. You can see a few of my Magcloud publications here and here. In short, Magcloud is another … Read More

Creative: Doodle Time

Postcards going out… I’m trying to make something, create something, write something or print something every single day. Not for any purpose other than making. No attempt to gain fame, audience, following or money. Doodling. Not drooling, DOODLING. Big difference. … Read More

Creative: Documentum

The guy known for deleting his social media is posting about a publication dedicated to Instagram. But hear me out. One of my rubs with IG has always been how people consume the images. Typically it’s firehose style as opposed … Read More

Creative: Sicily B&W with Lorenzo Princi

As many of you know, the past few years of my creative life have been all about collaboration. In keeping with that trend welcome “Sicily B&W.” A partnership with Lorenzo Princi. These are my images, but Lorenzo is the man … 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

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

The Ten Minute Book

I posted about this little book before, but I’m back in Australia, so this book was once again on my mind. This is a ten-minute book. From dreaming it up to uploading. Just for fun. Let the software do some … Read More

Inertia 240

Now I’ve really done it. I’ve made another sample. Maybe I went too far this time? Haven’t you ever wanted a 240-page magazine that is so thick and heavy it kinda feels like a book? I wanted one, so I … Read More

Creative: Thirty-Six/Three

How great is this? A photo-essay in the mail, in postcard form. Two sets, one a single image and velum cover. The second a full essay. This production is brought to you by Wim Jansen in Hamburg, Germany. “Thirty-Six/Three” is … Read More

Latin America Trade 5×8

I posted about the 8×10 version of this book here, but I didn’t show the original book which led me to the “massive” mini trade books in the first place. So here it is! I THINK this baby was lifted … Read More

August by Tobin Walton

Tobin Walton dropped this little baby on my doorstep, and for this I say “Thank you!” A handmade Zine titled “August, Meditations and Meanderings from the month of August 2015.” Typewritten title page, handmade illustrations, ink on paper, a handmade … 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

Blurb Tips 0001 Forget What You Know

I would have never made a series of twenty books, all costing $2.49 per, had I followed what the industry and tradition told me to do. Forget what you know and start over with a clear and open mind.

Print: New Magcloud 8-Page Promos

Back when I was working as a photographer I had a constant stream of printed pieces leaving my office. I did micro booklets, oversized magazines, single image print pieces, etc. I had a database of those I wanted to work … Read More