Creative: Blurb Tips 0012, Build for the Platform

Back with another Blurb tip, this time in regard to building for the platform. I’ve seen too many good people and too many talented people find reasons to NOT build something based on the idea the platform doesn’t offer some … Read More

Creative: Blurb Large Order Services

Blurb has been around for roughly a decade. Much has changed in that timeframe, including Blurb’s offering, which has added things like magazine, trade books and eBooks in addition to our photo-book standards. We’ve also added paper types, software options … 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

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

Creative: The Simenson Series

I’ve featured Justin here before, but I’m doing it again because his work is worthy. Here is the funny thing. Justin is a big dude. Burly you might say. His middle name is THOR for s%$#$ sake. And he drives … 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: “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

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 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: The Lost Rolls

West Bank, date unknown. Photograph by Ron Haviv. Well, it’s been a long time coming, but I FINALLY get to write this post and tell you what I’ve been working on for the past few months. But before I can … Read More

Dispatches: Andrew Kaufman

You’ve seen a lot about Andrew Kaufman on the site as of late. There was a review of his book “I’m in Miami Bitch,” on my Smogranch site. There was also the feature about his small edition Blurb books you … Read More

Dispatches: Jaki Arthur

“I’m not really sure what a book publicist does,” I said. And this is how our conversation began. I met Jaki the night before, and because Australians are so nice, she didn’t baulk when I asked “Can I come over … Read More

Dispatches: James Cuddy and Roma Levin

James Cuddy and Roma Levin merge to form Six:Thirty, a London based digital creative practice founded in 2013. This was one of the first interviews I ever attempted, and it’s worth listening to for the garbage truck that showed up … Read More

Print: On Approach

“On Approach” is my most successful book. Basically, this book is everything I was told never to do in photography school. The wrong paper, the wrong size, wrong number of images, no front matter, no back matter, etc., and yet … Read More

Dispatches: Mattias Hubner

Mattias Hubner is a London-based designer of books, identities and websites. He has worked as both editor and designer on over thirty books in the past eight years.