Category Archives: Inspiration

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Blurb’s infinite library

Before I started at Blurb I had this whole fantasy that in the office there would be a library containing every book ever made with Blurb. And while there are books everywhere here, my idea turned out to be just a fantasy. While they all exist electronically (and you can view any public book in [...]

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Thank you, Steve

Thursday is normally the day we feature a member of the Blurb staff with their favorite camera. We use an iPhone to take a photo of them. We then put the photo through an Instagram filter. We publish the blog using WordPress, running on a Mac. And this is just one small, pretty insignificant way [...]

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A Really Neat Book About Getting Creativity in Order

Call us neat freaks but we couldn’t help but fall in love with Swiss artist and comedian Ursus Wehrli and his penchant for putting the world right. In his TED talk (see below), Wehril explains “Tidying Up Art” in which he applies obsessive orderliness to the work of the great masters (imagine organizing a Jackson [...]

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The Polaroid SX-70′s revival

Even in this era of Instagram, the humble Polaroid SX-70 has come back into vogue. Although actually, there’s nothing terribly humble about this 1970s combination SLR and instant-film camera. It has a sleek, modern profile and a compact through-the-lens focusing system that today’s digital camera manufacturers could really learn a thing or two from. And [...]

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