Author Profile: Averi Moos
26 Jul 2016

Author Profile: Averi Moos

Averi Moos is undoubtedly destined for great things. At the young age of 11, she has achieved a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, and published her first, but definitely not last, work of fiction titled The Tale of Averi Moos. We came across her incredible book while speaking with one of our collaborators. The moment we heard about her project, we knew this 11-year...

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Bricks and Books: A Midsummer’s Night Revelry in London
26 Jul 2016

Bricks and Books: A Midsummer’s Night Revelry in London

Every quarter RIBA, (Royal Institute of British Architects) opens its beautiful 1930s Art Deco headquarters in London. Late into the evening, they host architectural fans for cheerful mingling and serious discussion. This June, Anthony Hoete talked about the topic of bricks and books. Hoete, the director of WHAT_architecture, argued that the book has surpassed the building as the legitimate means of architectural expression. A prodigious...

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Kent’s Book Corner: Books in (Mostly) Black and White
21 Jul 2016

Kent’s Book Corner: Books in (Mostly) Black and White

I’ve always been a big fan of black and white illustrations, particularly when they’re used to tell a story. There’s something about black and white that strips away everything that’s not vital, revealing truths and ambiguities. It also gets back to the fundamentals of art: line, shadow, illumination—while letting the artist’s graphic design sensibilities take flight. So, with that in mind, enjoy this month’s selection...

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Kickstarter Book Spotlight: Billy Simons
19 Jul 2016

Kickstarter Book Spotlight: Billy Simons

Welcome to the first in an occasional series of spotlights where we take a look at successful Kickstarter book projects that have utilized Blurb’s self-publishing platform.  Author: Billy Simons, a writer, artist, musician, and video maker from New York City. Project: A high-volume printing (200 copies) of a children’s book called The Bad Bad Bully’s Alphabet Book, written and illustrated by Billy Simons. The book...

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Five Books that Inspire the Creative Life
14 Jul 2016

Five Books that Inspire the Creative Life

As creative people, sometimes we just get stuck. Nothing seems interesting. We’re a little bored. We don’t know where to go next, or we don’t seem to like anything we’ve made. Or sometimes, we love what we’ve made, but we get discouraged when it doesn’t get the recognition we hoped it would, or when we don’t feel understood. We’re not sure why we keep doing...

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