Book of the Week: Diario del Peru, An Amazingly Personalized, Customized Blurb Book

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Blurb prides itself in letting you create beautiful, one-of-a-kind books – and really, we think our customization options are pretty great. But then someone like Flemming Bo Jensen comes along and takes his Blurb book to a whole other level. Jensen created a marvelous travelogue with his moody photographs from a recent trip to Perú, the results of a workshop with Blurb Photographer-at-Large, Dan Milnor. He created the book in a kind of notebook-verité style, freely mixing black-and-white and color photos along with hand-written notes. The cover itself looks like a leather notebook, tied with a chord that appears to hold small Polaroid photo.

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The complete Diario del Peru package, the Blurb book in the center

 

And that would have been amazing enough – but then Jensen created his own actual wrap-around cover, tied it up with a chord, and inserted a fine-art print of one of the book’s key photos. The result is absolutely breathtaking, an incredible, tactile and visual experience – sold in a limited quantity of 25 (though you can also order the book, minus the additions, straight from us).

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All wrapped up in a custom cover

It’s a labor of love, certainly. But it’s also a cool example of how bookmakers can add even more value to their books (see also: the remarque drawings of Wade Meyers or the hand-numbered, limited edition books of Tommi Brem).

Jensen’s books are selling fast. So if you’re interested, head over to his blog and see if you can snag a copy (the going rate is $75, but you’ll never own anything else like it). You’ll also read more about his technique and see even more photos.

Oh, and he made a video about the book too:

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2 Comments

  1. Hi Fleming Ric and I you met while you were in Perth. We have used Blurb for several publications of our travels. How fantastic is your book, congratulations. Best Wishes Ailsa

    By Ailsa McDonald
      May 31, 2012 – 5:58 pm   Permalink
  2. ^_^

      June 2, 2012 – 1:02 am   Permalink

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