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Paris in Winter
10 Nov 2015

Paris in Winter

I’m going back to Paris, and I’m going back during winter. Roughly ten years ago I traveled to Paris to complete a portion of my project on dogs and graffiti. Prior to France I’d completed versions of the story in New York, Palermo and Tijuana. Paris was my final chapter. I knew it would be cold, and I’m a lightweight, so I was braced for...

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A Lesson in Reflected Light
10 Nov 2015

A Lesson in Reflected Light

I’ve been obsessed with cassette tapes; how they look and feel. Specifically, how to recreate reflected light on the polyester film of a cassette for my book, Eject. This has me at a standstill. I tried putting down strokes in Adobe Illustrator but it didn’t pan out well. So, I turned to Illustrator Draw and worked with its chisel marker and sent the file to...

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The Lost Rolls NYC
09 Nov 2015

The Lost Rolls NYC

“Nothing in New York EVER fills up in nineteen minutes,” the stranger whispered in my ear shortly after the doors opened at the NYC launch of The Lost Rolls, a collaborative project between photojournalist Ron Haviv and Blurb. “This is incredible.” The event went down deep in the heart of Hell’s Kitchen at an interactive, programmable space called Lightbox, a place we discovered while searching...

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How I Accelerate My Workflow with Free Mobile Apps
06 Nov 2015

How I Accelerate My Workflow with Free Mobile Apps

Some designers don’t draw. And some analog tools are hard to find. When I sketch on paper, I prefer to use non-photo blue pencils. But they’re practically obsolete. My work around is a regular blue pencil. Then I scan my sketch into Adobe Photoshop CC, kill the color frequencies to just have the black and white ink levels. I tried out Illustrator Draw CC, a...

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Want your family’s recipes all in one place? Rachel Kellerman can show you how.
05 Nov 2015

Want your family’s recipes all in one place? Rachel Kellerman can show you how.

With the holidays just around the corner, the way people use Blurb to share their stories is top of mind. Which is why we’re so happy to share Rachel Kellerman’s book, The Comforts of Home, and the process of making it with you. How did your project begin? The project first began as an assignment in a college class I was taking at the time....

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An 80/20 Analog Approach
04 Nov 2015

An 80/20 Analog Approach

Me and time got a tough-love relationship. When I was younger, I had all the time in the world. My biggest obstacle was having an idea to follow from conception to fruition. Now, time just disappears. I’ve learned to maximize the time I got. For starters, I work concepts out in my head until I’ve exhausted all angles, options and ideas. My process is a...

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