I have spent quite a bit of time in the last week putting together a couple of books on my artist's books using both lulu and blurb. I have interspersed some of the notes that I use in my classes with images of my books.
I did this because we are considering using print on demand for the catalogue for the members show at the joint IAPMA/Friends of Dard Hunter Conference that will be held in Cleveland in October. The first one I tried was LULU and I used the simplest way of setting up the book. I had a few problems with the templates, I would have liked a few more and the text editing had a few problems like automatically making the whole text bold when I just wanted the title to be bold. Anyway I put the order in on Tuesday evening and my book arrived in the mail on Friday, the quality is fine, glossy paper and the images good colour.
The same night I put together a Blurb book, that hasn't arrived yet. I thought I might be able to exactly the same thing but of course the templates are different aren't they? At least I was able to cut and paste the text and I had all the images ready (not all in the same folder, that would have been too sensible! Anyway here is a preview of the Blurb book!
Monday, August 6, 2012
I have rusted some leaf shapes today that might become a piece of wearable art, I captured these pictures while the paper (Hanji) was drying. I would love for the green to stay but I know it won't so thought I should capture it on film.
My books all packaged up to be sent off to members of my group in Book Art Object, I will keep the books themselves under wraps until all have been received.