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.
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).
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: