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Author Spotlight: Letter Shoppe & Dina Marie Rodriguez
25 Apr 2017

Author Spotlight: Letter Shoppe & Dina Marie Rodriguez

Earlier this spring, we saw Dina’s book Lettering Adventures: Victorian and we were so excited! We also wondered how such an information-packed, useful guide came to be. Dina is inspiring because she found a way, with persistence and hard work, to make her creative passion into her “day job”. We caught up with the author, Dina Marie Rodriguez of Letter Shoppe, to get the story...

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Pro Photo Tip: Consistency
18 Apr 2017

Pro Photo Tip: Consistency

I recently had the chance to browse the Blurb bookstore, which if you haven’t explored, is quite a study in book diversity. People ask me what kinds of books is it that Blurb prints, and my answer is always the same: “everything.” You want a book on the remote Himalaya? It’s there. How about a book dedicated to fish tacos? Yep, it’s there too. And...

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Artist Profile: Flavia Jurca
13 Apr 2017

Artist Profile: Flavia Jurca

Flavia wrote Fun with Food Photography, a little handbook for styling and shooting beautiful food. We’re inspired by how she combines different artistic disciplines into one beautiful project after the next. A designer by trade, a cook by passion, and a photographer by necessity, she shows us the way a single creative passion can grow into many new ones. Take a look at what delights...

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Tips for Photographing Strangers
28 Mar 2017

Tips for Photographing Strangers

Anyone who ventures into the world with a camera in hand knows that, at some point, they will face the challenge of photographing someone they don’t know. Being photographed, depending on your disposition, can be a relaxing, fun, expressive opportunity, or if you are like me, can be a truly awkward experience. Photographing strangers can be a complex dance of psychology, body-language, dialogue, and luck,...

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Spotlight: Mouthfeel Magazine
23 Mar 2017

Spotlight: Mouthfeel Magazine

Mouthfeel is not, according to its mission statement, a gay man’s Good Housekeeping. As the suggestive title might suggest, the Brooklyn-based magazine does deal with the culinary world in a very different way. It might be described a little bit gay and a little bit rock and roll—or perhaps as an adventure in frenetic typography, cut-and-paste artwork, food, and vintage gay porn (that somehow manages...

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