Author Archives: Alysha

Your house in a book?

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I recently attended Take Your Time, Olafur Eliasson’s great show at SFMOMA. I really enjoyed the sense of play that is present in all of his work. While looking online for more examples of his work, I stumbled across an Eliasson project called Your House on the blog Origami Tessellations. Your House is a negative-space [...]

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Ooh la la endpapers!

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I recently picked up the fantastic ABC Spookshow by Ryan Heshka. It’s a great little book, full of wonderful illustrations of a macabre alphabet. Even before I got to the first entry (A is for Apparitions, for those of you playing along at home), I knew I was going to love this book. As soon [...]

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Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate’s life for me

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If you’re a long-term reader of our blog, you may remember that last year’s International Talk Like a Pirate Day brought all of us at Blurb an unforgettable visit from Captain Jack Spareribs. Well, it’s that day again, the one salty day a year that you can get away with calling your coworkers scallywaygs, saucy [...]

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Interested in Typography?

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Typography is one of my real passions in life. In my very biased opinion, it is a tragically underappreciated art form, covering all aspects of letter usage including (but not limited to) font design, calligraphy, graffiti, movie titles, interface design, signage, typesetting, and logo design. Do you know the difference between kerning and tracking? Do [...]

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