PhotoBook Journal Interview – Caleb Cain Marcus

Interview by Douglas Stockdale • Caleb Cain Marcus: born Colorado and resides New York City Introduction: Recently I noted a convergence around the photographer and book designer Caleb Cain Marcus, beginning with the arrival of his stately photobook, A Portrait of Ice, a series of ambiguous glacier landscapes. Most recently is his series of mysterious color... Continue Reading →

PhotoBook Journal interview – Elizabeth Avedon

Elizabeth Avedon, a conversation with Douglas Stockdale • Elizabeth Avedon, independent curator / photo book and exhibition designer, including the retrospective exhibition and books: “Avedon: 1949–1979” for the Metropolitan Museum of Art; “Avedon: In the American West” for the Amon Carter Museum, the Corcoran Gallery, and the Art Institute of Chicago, among others. ___________________________ I... Continue Reading →

Dual Graphics & Fultone Printing

David Gardner & Ansel Adams (date unknown) copyright Dual Graphics This is one in a series of on-going articles to help photographers understand a bit more about the design and printing intricacies that eventually leads to a creative book object. I recently had the opportunity to work with the design and printing team at Dual Graphics... Continue Reading →

Left coast photobook news: Ruscha at OCMA

Every Building on the Sunset Strip copyright 1966 Ed Ruscha Currently OCMA (Orange County Museum of Art) is exhibiting Pop Art Design and included are a few works by Ed Ruscha, but probably the most interesting to those who enjoy photobooks is a very long display of Ed Ruscha’s 1966 Every Building on the Sunset Strip.... Continue Reading →

Tri-Fold Pages

. Copyright Laia Abril 2014 "The Epilogue" published by Dewi Lewis Publishing I just received Laia Abril's photobook "The Epilogue" and I was surprised by a design aspect of her photobook that is both unique as well as very smart;  interior pages (leaf) that a reader could pull out to reveal a hidden panel. Perhaps... Continue Reading →

Stab binding – Fukuro Toji

Copyright Oliver Zenklusen, d'un mode flottant (of a floating world) 2013, self-published Japanese stab binding, also known as Fukuro Toji (bound-pocket books), is a hands-on artist book binding process that can personalize a photobook project. The stab binding results in an elegant bound book that employs one of the basic, if not classic, sewing processes... Continue Reading →

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