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 →

Naked Bound

Naked bound with Dust Jacket, Laura Braun, Metier, copyright 2013 Okay, for some of you I'm guessing that the title of this post might not be exactly what you were expecting, eh? For some time artist, photographers and graphic designers have been pushing the conceptual design envelop of a photobook as an integral extension of... Continue Reading →

Edizioni Punctum – A Maximum Gatefold

Edizioni Punctum - Guy Tillim's Roma, Citta di Mezzo While I was researching Guy Tillim's 2009 Roma, Citta di Mezzo, published by Edizioni Punctum, I came across a really awesome image, above, that was posted on photo-eye that I feel elegantly illustrates the complexity of this Concertina folding (Note: At the time of this post I had... Continue Reading →

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