Sunday, August 29, 2010

Gwen Books operates an established luxury travel management firm offering personal assistant and concierge services.Her unique business “brings the ultimate in lifestyle management to the discerning individual”. She works her magic to manage the details of daily life and special events for individuals who don’t have enough time of their own.

Journey Beyond the Ordinary showcases specially designed trips for the greatest vacation and traveling experience.From “Spicy Morocco” to “Yacht Tours”, Gwen has all the suggestions and fine points to create an amazing, worry-free trip.

This was another enjoyable project for us.Picking up the logo and color scheme from her business, we first created a consistent and compelling layout and then added special graphics and maps for relevant content. And now I have my favorite trip picked out… even if it’s in my dreams!

To view the inside of this book, click here.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

I hadn’t even heard of places like Vanatu and Raja Amput before we began this book project, but I was charmed and intrigued by the underwater images of Laura, and I wanted to know and see more.

Traveling to some of the most remote and unique locations, Laura has captured the stunning beauty both above and below the sea. Her photography is a visual treat, and this book is a window to amazing places and people.

As book designers, the bright and multi-colored images were a delightful challenge. We had to create the right balance of tone, size and texture or the pages would feel heavy or almost cluttered. As always, we want the book’s design to present the content with an aesthetic value that not just matches but enhances the content.

Take a look inside this just released book, In the Wake of Magellan. We hope you'll like the design - I know you'll love the pictures.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Pets Deserve the Best! For all those pet owners looking to pamper their four-legged friends - look no further. Luxury Pets is a fabulous collection of products with chic design and purpose, many of which are eco-friendly.

Check out this new product catalog, "The Dream Collection" that we designed that showcases the products in a way that's as stylish (almost) as the products!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Weddings always bring out the best in people. Smiles, laughter, joy, and even tears - emotions that are captured with every wedding picture. And creating a book with those special images is always a pleasure for us.

We just finished a wedding book for newlyweds, Michelle & Anthony. Take a look at this Maryland couple's special day.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Two of my favorite words, and worth repeating. From now until August 31, 2010, Blurb is offering free flat-rate shipping on your Blurb books. Perfect time to order those extra copies you've wanted and keep forgetting to order. And I won't mention that a certain time-of-year is around the corner and books make a perfect gift. Just choose Ground or Economy shipping and type in the SHIPPINGFREE code at checkout. Consider going big. Order ten or more books and save at least 15%. Your volume order savings will automatically appear in your shopping cart at checkout. No need for a code on this one, but remember to input your free shipping code so you get those savings, too. Get the full details on their volume order offer here.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

This is a book that truly does have a story behind every image, as it takes the reader on a rich, visual journey across the globe. A journey that photographer Marcia Joy Martin documented as she experienced the local cultures of Nepal, Thailand, Africa, Bosnia and other unique places.

When I was contacted by Marcia, I knew right away that this project was very personal and very important to her. She had been working on converting the hundreds of images from film to digital, and writing the accompanying text, all over the span of a year. It wasn't easy for her to turn over this significant project to someone else for the next stages of design.

But she trusted our expertise and vision to tell her stories, and is delighted with her new book. To see the inside of this book, click here.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Deborah Paris is a contemporary American landscape painter. “Her moody, tonal paintings reflect an intense, intuitive connection to the natural world and its rhythms.”

In her new book, My Own Country, you’re invited to pause, ponder, and linger on the beautiful light and texture of Deborah’s paintings. Her thoughts and inspirations that influence her art add an interesting dimension and personal insight to the painter. We hope to see more of Deborah’s work in the future.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

If you don't love dogs yourself, you undoubtedly know someone (or many someones) who do adore man's (and women's) best friend. Here's a wonderful book we designed for a tireless dog caretaker and photographer, Michele Tallarigo. This book shows the many sides (and paws) of her "clients", and their endearing personalities shine through these candid shots. I always love working on animal book projects, and we really enjoyed helping Michele put together her first book.

We look forward to seeing future books from Michele with more cute puppies, poochies and maybe some felines? To see the inside of this book, click here.