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Hit the Books: True to Type
24 Sep 2018

Hit the Books: True to Type

Even if you are making an image-heavy Photo Book, you will probably use captions, titles, or subtitles to help define your photos. The legibility and arrangement or design of this text is a crucial part of your book’s design and has a big impact on how people experience your images. Here Dan Milnor shares some best practices and tips on how to use typography effectively...

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What Makes a Great Layout? Design Pros Weigh In
11 Sep 2018

What Makes a Great Layout? Design Pros Weigh In

Your book 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 looks good. The key is to make the reader look at the right elements in the right order so that they understand the ideas you’re trying to communicate. But how do you place your photos and text...

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Layflat Visions from Graphic Designer Jarrod Bryan
04 Sep 2018

Layflat Visions from Graphic Designer Jarrod Bryan

For graphic designer Jarrod Bryan, the architecture of buildings is about much more than bricks and mortar. It demonstrates how the power of the creative process can bring one good idea to life, in stunning ways. His most recent project, Visions, celebrates this narrative, leveraging the seamless spreads of a Layflat Photo Book to showcase his skills as a professional designer with a story to...

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Made with Large Order Services │Unthinkable
01 Sep 2018

Made with Large Order Services │Unthinkable

Illustrator Paul Plumadore spent two decades coaxing the story of Unthinkable out of ten mysterious images that caught his imagination. When the story was fully formed, he turned to Blurb’s Large Order Services team for help bringing his vision to life, while staying true to his original source of inspiration. We caught up with him to hear the full story behind a book with some...

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50+ Ideas for Writing a Book You Can Start Today
31 Aug 2018

50+ Ideas for Writing a Book You Can Start Today

Maybe you haven’t written your book yet because you’re afraid it means hiding away, churning out page after page of a novel that may never be finished. But writing a book can mean anything you want it to—it’s not just for lonely novels. There’s the old saying that we should write what we know, and you may know more than you think. Unless you’re a...

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Travel Color in Layflat
28 Aug 2018

Travel Color in Layflat

Blurb’s Content Director Milena is always on the go, ticking places off her bucket list and returning to her favorites. One glance at her Instagram feed is enough to make anyone want to join her wherever she is. While she doesn’t consider herself a photographer, she is constantly snapping away on her phone, creating beautiful images to help her remember a place. It’s one thing...

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