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You’re never too old to read a children’s book. Or make one.
09 Jun 2014

You’re never too old to read a children’s book. Or make one.

Children’s books come in all shapes and sizes. But the good ones have a couple of things in common: A good story and illustrations that captivate the reader. We got the inside scoop on storytelling from Don Morris, illustrator of When Savannah Got Sick. Don told us about the balance between words and pictures and how authors and illustrators can get started on their very...

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Taking ebooks to town (or the country): An interview with Artist, Jeff Frost
06 Jun 2014

Taking ebooks to town (or the country): An interview with Artist, Jeff Frost

Today, as we’re celebrating the digital book in all its most wonderful forms, we bring you our one-on-one with artist Jeff Frost. A few things to knowabout Jeff: His camera bag contains as many motors as it does lenses, he has an impish sense of humor, and his mohawk looks like it could inflict some serious harm. His art combines elements of time-lapse photography, painting,...

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Bakers who self-publish with Blurb
06 Jun 2014

Bakers who self-publish with Blurb

Since some of our most popular (and best-selling) authors are bakers, we thought we’d focus on their creative journeys and see how their book-making (and treat-making) processes can inspire everyone to make something truly amazing. We contacted some of our favorite baker/authors and asked them a series of questions in a veritable virtual roundtable conversation to see how different authors approach book-making. Here’s hoping at...

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Singing The Magazine Eclectic: An interview with Anniina Mäkelä of Eclectic Magazine
06 Jun 2014

Singing The Magazine Eclectic: An interview with Anniina Mäkelä of Eclectic Magazine

Eclectic Magazine caught our eye for exactly the reasons its creators undoubtedly wanted it to: Sharp imagery, incredible styling, diversity of look. We were lucky enough to have a chance to speak with Digital Content Editor Anniia Mäkelä about the magazine, what it’s like working with a truly international fashion team, and what’s next for print magazines, fashion, and art. First of all, tell us...

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Style and glamour in a beautiful book: An interview with interior designer Sophie Paterson
06 Jun 2014

Style and glamour in a beautiful book: An interview with interior designer Sophie Paterson

Recently we came across STYLE & GLAMOUR, a fantastic book of interior design concepts created by London-based designer Sophie Paterson. Intrigued by its combination of accessible design and flat-out luxury, we recently reached out to Sophie to explore how a beautiful book can make a beautiful brand look even better. First please, tell us a little about yourself. What’s your design background? Six years ago,...

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Self-publishing, fashion-style
06 Jun 2014

Self-publishing, fashion-style

In celebration of all things haute (and in an effort to tease out a style secret or two), we review some of our favorite fashion publications from the Bookstore and speak to a few of these incredibly talented folks about their work. Axiom—Lucy Stevens How did the publication come about? AXIOM started out as my graduate project for my Bachelor of Design degree in graphic...

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