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Palm Springs Photo Festival Recap 2017
15 May 2017

Palm Springs Photo Festival Recap 2017

I’ve just returned from the Palm Springs Photo Festival, which is one of my favorite weeks of the year. If you are unfamiliar with this event just know that it is unique to the world of American photography. Based in the beautiful and stylish city of Palm Springs California, the festival is a testament to the singular focus of festival founder and director Jeff Dunas....

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Author Spotlight: Grace Domecus & Her Design Portfolio
14 May 2017

Author Spotlight: Grace Domecus & Her Design Portfolio

We interviewed San Francisco design student Grace Domecus, who made a portfolio book we really loved. Her project conveyed her personality, skills, and style so well, we asked her to talk a little about her book. What kind of book did you make? How did you decide on size and paper type? I made a portfolio book for all the projects that I have done...

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Introducing Shapes: A New Feature in BookWright
11 May 2017

Introducing Shapes: A New Feature in BookWright

As a designer, I’m madly in love with shapes. My first introduction to shapes as a grander-than-life concept was probably as a 7-year-old, while watching Disney’s 1979’s film Donald Duck in Mathmagic Land. I just couldn’t believe that everything, even sound was made out of shapes. I was specifically surprised how basic geometric combinations were capable of forming structures infinitely big and infinitely small. Now,...

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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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Spotlight: Photographers on the World Stage
02 May 2017

Spotlight: Photographers on the World Stage

Tristan Hewat founded Shoot The Frame in 2012, giving photographers everywhere a chance to present their work on an international stage. He recently launched a new project, where he gathers the photos of the winners and finalists and showcases the collection in a beautiful book. His plan is to pull together the best photography from the last five years, putting the viewpoints of some of...

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A Month of Photography
01 May 2017

A Month of Photography

Let’s talk National Photography Month. I know what you are thinking: “Isn’t every month the month of photography?”With unlimited, modern, technological wonders at our fingertips it is evident that photography is more popular than ever before, but this popularity comes with a price tag. It’s been said, “Attention is the currency being traded.” These days, we are so bombarded with visual information, it can be...

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