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Dan Milnor: Breaking the Rules with Layflat Paper
17 May 2018

Dan Milnor: Breaking the Rules with Layflat Paper

Dan Milnor’s photo books are, among many other things, a record of the people, places, and experiences that have shaped his career. Case-in-point is Peru—a strikingly beautiful photo book that doesn’t always stick to the traditional rules of photography. Here he talks to us about the thought process behind his design decisions and why a Layflat Photo Book can help photographers stand out from the...

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10 Questions with Artist Monica Garwood about Layflat Books and the Creative Life
19 Apr 2018

10 Questions with Artist Monica Garwood about Layflat Books and the Creative Life

All around our Blurb office, we’ve been buzzing about Monica Garwood, a bay-area painter, illustrator, and artist whose gorgeous book of watercolor women stopped us dead in our tracks. When we saw her Layflat version, we wanted another chance to chat with her about the creative life, her work, and how to keep inspiration alive. How have you put your book to work? I created...

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Rekindle Your Creative Fire with Prof. G
19 Apr 2018

Rekindle Your Creative Fire with Prof. G

What does it take to make great work? How do you get your work in front of an audience? Does success come from luck or creativity? We asked Guillaume Wolf  a.k.a “Prof. G”, a French-American born, Los Angeles-based visual artist, author, and instructor at ArtCenter College of Design. He’s a TEDx speaker, and author of the books You Are a Circle, You Are a Message,...

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Dispatches: An Interview with Chris Rauschenberg
18 Apr 2018

Dispatches: An Interview with Chris Rauschenberg

One of the things I most appreciate about certain artists is their love for their field, even after doing more than any one person should be allowed to do. For instance, take a look at these stats about photographer Chris Rauschenberg: 113 solo shows Photographed all over the world Co-founder and past president of Photolucida Board Chairman of Blue Sky Gallery Co-curated and co-produced over 700 exhibitions Edited...

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Meg Smiley’s Self-Published Children’s Book with Blurb + Kickstarter
10 Apr 2018

Meg Smiley’s Self-Published Children’s Book with Blurb + Kickstarter

Meg Smiley made one of our favorite children’s books, Animals Under the Bed, working with Kickstarter and our Large Order Services team. She has gone on to start a small business from the success of her first self-publishing project. We were so inspired by her gorgeous book and story that we had to find out more. What inspired your book? There were so many reasons why I...

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