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Yarn Over | Behind the Book with Delia Randall
19 Jun 2018

Yarn Over | Behind the Book with Delia Randall

Delia Randall is a blogger and maker who documents what she creates for her family over at Delia Creates. Accomplished with a crochet hook, she shares patterns and how-tos with her followers in her posts and videos. She then gathered up some favorites, added some new patterns, and offered the collection up for sale in her book Yarn Over. How I self-published my first book...

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10 Ideas for Creating a Unique and Meaningful Family Book
04 Jun 2018

10 Ideas for Creating a Unique and Meaningful Family Book

As long as we’ve been taking pictures, we’ve been using them to tell our family stories. You remember those albums at your grandmother’s house? The ones piled under the coffee table with snapshots placed under plastic film on pages? Sometimes the photos didn’t even make it under the film, and to open the book was to get a lap full of loose photos. You could...

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Behind the Book with Julia Nimke
03 May 2018

Behind the Book with Julia Nimke

Julia Nimke is a Berlin-based photographer who spent a year in Adobe’s Creative Residency. She toured Europe in a converted Sprinter van, collecting folktales and shooting isolated landscapes that speak of solitude and simplicity. She’s compiled her images into a new photo book called Folk Tales, which explores the relationship between people, expansive spaces, and the feelings they evoke. We sat down with Julia to...

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Blurb at Artexpo 2018
27 Apr 2018

Blurb at Artexpo 2018

A team from Blurb flew across the country this week to what we thought would be a lovely spring weekend in New York, filled with beautiful art. There was plenty of beautiful art, though it was absolutely freezing—just like summers in San Francisco. Along with 35,000 art enthusiasts, galleries, art dealers, interior designers, and corporate art buyers, we came to the city to attend Artexpo...

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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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