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1 Wedding, 100s of Guests: Gift Albums from The Big Day
08 Jun 2017

1 Wedding, 100s of Guests: Gift Albums from The Big Day

A wedding day is probably the single most photographed day in a person’s life—especially now with digital photography and wedding guests wielding smartphones. Gone are the days of disposable cameras on reception tables turned into physical prints, and physical proof books from professional photographers. Now, files are digital, editable, and available by the thousands. But how do you make the most of all these images?...

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Graffiti Hunting with Unseen Oakland
28 May 2017

Graffiti Hunting with Unseen Oakland

In March 2017, Blurb and PicsArt hosted a contest that encouraged contestants to enter by posting a photo sharing their Creative Spring Project. Thousands entered, but only three winners were chosen. Our 1st prize winner is Tyra Robertson of Unseen Oakland. Most people relate the word graffiti with negative connotations, such as gangs, violence, or other unsavory scenes. But take one look at the Unseen...

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May the 4th Be With You!
04 May 2017

May the 4th Be With You!

Iconic. Inspiring. Timeless. Magical. Entertaining. Funny. Heart-breaking. Approachable. I know I’m not alone in adoring Star Wars, especially today—May the Fourth. What a vast and rich world filled with incredible stories, characters, and adventure that never ceases to capture my imagination! And today is the day we celebrate this formidable universe. I consider myself extremely lucky to have worked with the Star Wars properties, as...

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Inside Trade Books
21 Feb 2017

Inside Trade Books

About 3 years ago, Blurb introduced a new format, Trade Books. They’re available in three sizes and four print options: Color and black and white, both with standard and economy print types. An obvious use for this format is to create trade paperbacks of novels or memoirs or other text-heavy content. They seem ideal for manuals or event guides or fundraiser projects, where the content...

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Kent’s Book Corner: Quirky Love Stories
14 Feb 2017

Kent’s Book Corner: Quirky Love Stories

I’m not much of a romantic, but with Valentine’s Day approaching I knew that I was going to have to talk about, well, love. Look, I have nothing against love—it’s the stuff of grand narratives. But I’m always interested in books—and authors—that take an unconventional approach to the subject. So, this month I took a deep dive into the Blurb stacks to find three illustrated...

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Kent’s Book Corner: Books From Our App
24 Jan 2017

Kent’s Book Corner: Books From Our App

We launched Blurb for iPhone and iPad just about two months ago, but already I’ve seen some pretty neat books come through. I’m particularly impressed by some of innovative uses people have come up with for the app. There’s something in the simplicity, in the use of those photos we just snap with our phones, that make for some pretty neat books. Willa’s PreSchool Art:...

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