Thursday, March 26, 2009

Picturia Press was honored today by being selected as the first ever BlurbNation "Featured Member".

"Suzzanne of Picturia Press has done a phenomenal job developing her book design business for books for a wide range of clients who regularly return with repeat business. Also, a special shout out and thank you for Suzzanne's support of BlurbNation, which included flying cross country to co-host a BlurbNation meetup and submitting a detailed article on initial client discussions."

Picturia Press has worked with several "print on demand" companies, but has found Blurb to be exceptional in its' customer service, support, quality, options and pricing. We feel very fortunate to work with them and I am personally very appreciative of their continued support of our work.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Wedding albums can be the most rewarding projects to work on for book designers. Getting started is always the hardest part, simply because the bride has hundreds of images and sometimes over a thousand. It can be difficult and time consuming to choose which pictures to use in the book. Simply going through those images can be an overwhelming process for the couple. This is where a designer can be helpful. We ask the client to select the absolute "must haves" for the album first and then we will review the rest of the images to complete the book.

In this process, there's a lot of trust that needs to be established between the client and the designer. This isn't just a photo book or coffee table album - this is something that will last a lifetime and become a precious keepsake. As a designer, we want to have as much invested in the outcome of the final book as the client.

To view the book, click here.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

We just finished working with Bob Barancik on his latest book of artwork: Art Not Hate, Creative Responses to Conflict. This book features a powerful selection of Bob's mixed media paintings.

We've worked with Bob Barancik on a number of projects and hope to continue to work with him on creating more of his books in the future. For more information regarding the Art Not Hate project, please visit:

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Picturia Press has worked with Jerry Gotkin over the last year to design and create five books showcasing the artwork of Marjorie and Jerry Gotkin. Orchids: An Intimate Portrait of Beauty, Marjorie's Table, Still Life/Florals, The Tall Ships and The Gardens of Hospice by the Sea.

After designing these wonderful books, Jerry asked if we could create a website for him, which we created and just launched today and you can visit here: As always, we were very happy to work with Jerry again on this project and to help showcase his beautiful art in both print and on the web.

Monday, March 2, 2009

While Picturia Press is busy designing new books, we thought we'd share an update from about their 2009 Photography Book Competition. From their website:

Photography.Book.Now 2009 is here, and the call for entries is on! We're accepting submissions for the second annual competition now, and we want to see your best work. Darius Himes returns as lead judge, along with a panel of world-renowned editors, publishers, curators, and photographers.

Photography.Book.Now is a celebration of the most creative, most innovative, and finest photography books – and the people behind them. This is your chance for international recognition and a shot at a $25,000 Grand Prize.

Photographers wanting our assistance in creating a compelling and award-winning design can contact us directly at