My posts for this week are backed up a few days because I wanted to let you know that Blurb launched a mobile bookmaking app. I know what you might be thinking. “Milnor, you are a techno-loser, what could you possible know or want with a mobile app?” That’s a good question, but I have a stelar explanation. First off, I’m back on Instagram so the world is definitely going to end soon anyway, but I was one of the first people to get giddy when I hear this mobile app was coming.
You know me by now. I PRINT anything, anywhere, anytime. This is just the latest tool in my stylish, leather man-purse. Just because my body emits a dangerous, invisible death ray that interferes with all electronic devices certainly won’t slow me down. Don’t be a hater. That’s my job. On a serious note I can think of several uses for this new option.
First, field notes. I’ll also going to roll this in with a “thank you” book. Okay, imagine I’m in some remote post somewhere dazzling the world with my insanely good photographs. Someone helps me get access, spends time with me, gives me a little insider info or is just plain cool and I feel I want to get them a little something. Edit, airdrop to phone, design CUSTOM book for his specific person…PRINT. A personal thank you. Did I mention there is a new size? 5×5. Softcover. Yes, me likey. I can design, publish and send to someone that day, that night or before I leave the area. A friend just did this with an 8×10 landscape, hardcover and the people went CRAZY.
Finally, think about this. A stack of 5×5 essay books, packaged and sent out as a calling card. So far I’ve made two 7×7 books with the mobile app and one 5×5, the sample you see here. I’m still learning, but what I like about the app is the simplicity. Give me too many options and I’ll never use it.
This app represents new and represents fun. I’m adding it to my quiver.