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How to Make Books with The Doodle Man
30 Aug 2016

How to Make Books with The Doodle Man

We were two weeks into the Spring Road Show, and I was standing in the historic Truman Brewery on Brick Lane, in London’s East End, talking to a man dressed head-to-toe in a suit covered with his own squiggly drawings. The wild-haired artist known as The Doodle Man (né Sam Cox) had spent the previous day covering someone’s guest bathroom with his trademark inky loops...

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Five Tips for Easier Book Formatting
24 Aug 2016

Five Tips for Easier Book Formatting

If you’re making your book one image at a time, one paragraph at a time, one page at a time, it’s going to take a much longer time that it needs to. Making a book can be a meticulous labor of love, or the love can be in the finished product instead of the labor. Put these BookWright tips to work to make a book quickly...

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Kent’s Book Corner: Art Books for Art Works
23 Aug 2016

Kent’s Book Corner: Art Books for Art Works

Since the beginning, Blurb has been a place people come to to make books with their art. And there are some really amazing ones that have been made with us. This month, though, I’m taking a look at self-published art books that showcase a whole conceptual project—including some that, if it weren’t for a book, couldn’t be reproduced at all. From the journey of an...

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Polaroid Photography on the Road
18 Aug 2016

Polaroid Photography on the Road

It’s 4:52 PM, and I’m in New York, buying toothpaste at a Bodega. No, it’s 12:01 PM and I’m in London and I’m packing books for our next pop-up event. Maybe it’s Amsterdam because I definitely heard a foreign language. It’s Polish, so clearly I’m in Greenpoint. I have a Pound, a five Euro note, and a twenty Dollar bill in my pocket. Which do I...

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Indigo, Inkjet, or Offset–why we offer all three
16 Aug 2016

Indigo, Inkjet, or Offset–why we offer all three

Howie Fenton from IMG recently wrote a blog post for the xerox blog that addressed what is the right “cross-over point” in book volume units to move between toner, inkjet, and offset printing.  It’s a question I am often asked and one that Blurb’s Client Services Team manage on a daily basis. Howie included this chart that’s a good start for the discussion. This chart shows how...

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