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

Read: More Postcards

I’ve told you how much fun it is to make postcards. More evidence. I have my system down, which you can see in an earlier post, so I can bang out a set like this in minutes. This is the … Read More

Print: Then There Was None

I’m on a Zine tear. The proud father of this baby is Nicholas Firan who is a Brooklyn based photographer and designer. This thing looks DAMN good. I’ve had it for a few weeks now and have looked it many … Read More

Read: On Sale, The Lost Rolls

After many months of work, The Lost Rolls is now in print form. Both book and magazine to be exact. Why two publications? Let me explain the thought process. This project is atypical. Lost film dating back twenty-five-years is discovered, … Read More

Print: New Shifter Promo 50-Pages

This is a remake of the original Shifter promotional piece. The original was 24-pages and was headed in the right direction but didn’t go quite far enough. I’m not sure this one does either, but at least I’m beginning to … Read More

Print: Pottergate Portraits, Mick Buston

I love receiving things in the mail, so a few days ago, when I cracked open the box, there sat a gift from Mick Buston. Simple, clean, to the point. A trade book, 5×8, softcover. A dedication page, to the … Read More

Print: Latin America Trade

Have you ever done a 440-page book? Probably not, and it’s not that I’m even suggesting it. Frankly, I’ve got NOTHING in terms of work that would warrant a book of this size…and yet here it sits. I did this … Read More

PRINT: Andrew Kaufman, EUROPA: Europe before the Euro

Yet another publication from Miami based photographer Andrew Kaufman. This time a Blurb, 7×7, hardcover, Imagewrap with Proline Uncoated stock. Black end sheets. Some nice work with the typography but in essence a very simple book that allows for the … Read More

PRINT: Manifesto by Andrew Molitor

Just look at this thing! This is why I love handmade stuff. This thanks goes out to one Andrew Molitor, someone I’ve never met, but someone I’ve been in contact with for a while now. He emailed and asked “Can … Read More

Print: “Havana” by Clay Lipsky

I dig Clay. Yes, did the interview, one of my first at Shifter. Clay is a photographer and designer, a successful one, but what I really like about him is he makes things. If you were to ask “Hey, have … Read More

PRINT: Jack Sonni’s Gatherings

Gatherings: Recipes from the Rustic Soul of Healdsburg is a project from writer Jack Sonni. What happens when you throw food, wine, cool people and a great location together? I know, you get this book, or books as you can … Read More

PRINT: Andrew Kaufman, My Ceylon

What you have here is a book based on a journal. First you need to travel to the location you so desire. Then you make your work. Then you make your journal. Then you design your journal book in the … Read More

PRINT: General Thinker by Remo Giuffre´

I’ve written about Remo before, and also mentioned his book, but here is a bit more detail in regard to the publication itself. My first rule about books is how they make me feel. This book makes me feel like … Read More