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Behind the Book with Jessi Michelle Raulet
14 Sep 2017

Behind the Book with Jessi Michelle Raulet

Jessi Michelle, better known as EttaVee, is an art director and designer, based in Paris. A big fan of color, good food, and new experiences, she combined all three to make her very first book with Blurb. Jessi has had a love for beautiful books ever since she can remember. So, when she first came up with the idea for Fiesta Fruits—a celebration of all things bright...

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Zines, Tumblr, and the Making of a Movement
05 Sep 2017

Zines, Tumblr, and the Making of a Movement

Caitlynn Fairbarns is the leader of the online community FakeGeekGirlsLikeUs. In Caitlyn’s Words, “Fake Geek Girls Like Us aims to create a community space in which people who are made to feel unwelcome in geek culture because of their gender feel safe expressing themselves and sharing their artwork, thoughts and ideas.” No stranger to zines, Caitlyn recently created her newest zine, Icons and Idols, with...

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What Makes a Great Layout? Design Pros Weigh In
25 Aug 2017

What Makes a Great Layout? Design Pros Weigh In

Ok. You have all your photographs; you’ve even written some text to go with them. But how do you place it on the page? How do you get that clear, cohesive, and contemporary look that’ll complement your content? Your layout will tie together your photo and text elements to draw in your reader and lead their eyes across the page. It isn’t about just what...

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Making an Art Book with Monica Garwood
22 Aug 2017

Making an Art Book with Monica Garwood

Monica Garwood is an illustrator, designer, letterer, painter etc. born and raised in the Bay Area. She graduated from California College of the Arts with a BFA in Illustration and a minor in Visual Studies. She currently lives and works in San Francisco. I’m an illustrator, painter, and designer from San Francisco, California. I mainly work in watercolor, and my paintings are all different sizes,...

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Behind the Book with Alex Hart-Upendo: Bullies, Bow ties, and Brilliant Alex
17 Aug 2017

Behind the Book with Alex Hart-Upendo: Bullies, Bow ties, and Brilliant Alex

Alex Hart-Upendo is no ordinary fourth grader. At just 10 years old, he’s a CEO, fashion designer, philanthropist, and author. His first book, about a boy who overcomes bullying with the help of some super snazzy bow ties, has helped Alex turn his creativity and entrepreneurial spirit into a movement that’s inspiring children around the world. We caught up with him to find out more...

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Behind the Book with Hannah Eloge
08 Aug 2017

Behind the Book with Hannah Eloge

Hannah Eloge and her book projects are such a special story. More than a year ago we noticed that Hannah had made a gorgeous magazine about her family and community, and the project was so lovely, we showed it off in an Author Spotlight. Hannah’s project went much further than the typical family album—it was a project with a purpose. Hannah and her husband were...

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