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Making an Art Book with Monica Garwood
22 Aug 2017

Making an Art Book with Monica Garwood

Monica Garwood is an illustrator, designer, letterer, painter etc. born and raised in the Bay Area. She graduated from California College of the Arts with a BFA in Illustration and a minor in Visual Studies. She currently lives and works in San Francisco. I’m an illustrator, painter, and designer from San Francisco, California. I mainly work in watercolor, and my paintings are all different sizes,...

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21 Aug 2017

Dispatches: Interview with Darius Himes on Publishing Photography Books

Christie’s International Head of Photographs Darius Himes was formerly Fraenkel Gallery director, a co-founder of non-profit art book publisher Radius Books, and he was the was founding editor of photo-eye Booklist, an international quarterly journal devoted to photography books. Okay, now that we have the official language and description out of the way, I can move on to giving you the real skinny: Darius is...

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Behind the Book with Alex Hart-Upendo: Bullies, Bow ties, and Brilliant Alex
17 Aug 2017

Behind the Book with Alex Hart-Upendo: Bullies, Bow ties, and Brilliant Alex

Alex Hart-Upendo is no ordinary fourth grader. At just 10 years old, he’s a CEO, fashion designer, philanthropist, and author. His first book, about a boy who overcomes bullying with the help of some super snazzy bow ties, has helped Alex turn his creativity and entrepreneurial spirit into a movement that’s inspiring children around the world. We caught up with him to find out more...

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Checklist: How to Get That Pro Look for Your Book
15 Aug 2017

Checklist: How to Get That Pro Look for Your Book

It’s such an exciting thing to be able to put your work in the world with a beautiful book. Your work deserves the best, most professional showcase. With the power to publish yourself, comes the need for a kind of strategy and attention that might be outside your professional wheelhouse. With a little bit of up-front research and ensuring your project has all the industry-standard...

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Prolific over Perfect: Spotlight on Chloe Ferres
10 Aug 2017

Prolific over Perfect: Spotlight on Chloe Ferres

Chloe Ferres is an Australian creative based in Sydney, who’s prolific in photography, design, and teaching! She’s made project after project with Blurb, each one unique. Her experimental style and passion for photographic exploration are infectious and inspiring. We caught up with Chloe for a look behind her books and photography for some insight into what keeps her producing such interesting work. Tell us about...

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Behind the Book with Hannah Eloge
08 Aug 2017

Behind the Book with Hannah Eloge

Hannah Eloge and her book projects are such a special story. More than a year ago we noticed that Hannah had made a gorgeous magazine about her family and community, and the project was so lovely, we showed it off in an Author Spotlight. Hannah’s project went much further than the typical family album—it was a project with a purpose. Hannah and her husband were...

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