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15 Ideas for a Memory Book
09 Jul 2018

15 Ideas for a Memory Book

When you’re younger, everything is new—every “first” gets written down or saved. But as we get older, our lives are filled with memories that shape who we are—memories that mean even more than that first haircut or our infant hospital band. And we do less and less documenting.  Why not collect those in a beautiful memory book? Go beyond the simple family album, or vacation...

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Behind the Book with Photographer Aundre Larrow
01 Jul 2018

Behind the Book with Photographer Aundre Larrow

As Adobe’s Creative Resident, Aundre Larrow spent a year travelling the length and breadth of America, documenting the stories of the people he met and the places that shaped them through a series of portraits. His goal was to tell a story that connects us all. One of identity shaped by our physical place in the world. We caught up with him to find out...

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Yarn Over | Behind the Book with Delia Randall
19 Jun 2018

Yarn Over | Behind the Book with Delia Randall

Delia Randall is a blogger and maker who documents what she creates for her family over at Delia Creates. Accomplished with a crochet hook, she shares patterns and how-tos with her followers in her posts and videos. She then gathered up some favorites, added some new patterns, and offered the collection up for sale in her book Yarn Over. How I self-published my first book...

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Hit the Books: Making Art with Dan Milnor
07 Jun 2018

Hit the Books: Making Art with Dan Milnor

Some people wonder why we need art. But we’re not sure there needs to be a reason. We asked photographer Dan Milnor, why do people create? Can you create for creation’s sake alone? And if so, where does self-publishing fit in? 01 First off, what is art? This is such a wonderful but dangerous question. I can feel people beginning to get worked up, but...

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10 Ideas for Creating a Unique and Meaningful Family Book
04 Jun 2018

10 Ideas for Creating a Unique and Meaningful Family Book

As long as we’ve been taking pictures, we’ve been using them to tell our family stories. You remember those albums at your grandmother’s house? The ones piled under the coffee table with snapshots placed under plastic film on pages? Sometimes the photos didn’t even make it under the film, and to open the book was to get a lap full of loose photos. You could...

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The Peculiar World of Color
31 May 2018

The Peculiar World of Color

When you think of color, you probably think of something like this: A digital-color picker, as obscene and overwhelming as an all-you-can-eat buffet. As with all readily available commodities, nowadays colors are easy to take for granted. But this wasn’t always the case. Before the 20th Century, color was anything but accessible. To anyone. Color accessibility (and even ocular perception) is directly related to a geographical...

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