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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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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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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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