Few books have created as much sheer delight around the office here at Blurb as Tiny Horses Are Everywhere did when we discovered it in our Just Published section (yes, we always keep an eye out for wonderful new books). Simple in idea, magic in execution, this book exposes the world of, yes, Tiny Horses.
Blurb: What inspired you to document Tiny Horses?
It was a happy accident. I stumbled across them. As you can see on page four, my cat was there to witness it. Once my eyes were open to how many tiny horses there were in the world, I knew it was up to me to capture them on film.
Blurb: What are your favorite posts/pages?
Page 20 makes me giggle. That tiny horse had a few too many tablespoons of gin and gingers and started pretending he was a lemon on the side of glass. He was okay though. He drank a lot of water and felt fine the next day. Also, while the book is pretty kid-friendly, I like to imagine parents explaining the word “lush” to a child.
And the tiny horse sitting on a copier (page 19)? Sure, some may see that as unprofessional, but we had a real laugh. It boosted morale in the office.
Blurb: Do you love Tiny Horses?
I do! As much as I love people following me on Twitter @thealux.
Blurb: How do you put the images together?
Anyone can do it, honestly. You know when you visit the mall and there’s one of those kiosks with those posters with hidden 3-D images? It’s kind of the same thing. Just relax your eyes a bit and a tiny horse will appear. Don’t cross them too much otherwise you’ll bump into things.
Blurb: We don’t have a plug-in for Tumblr (yet), so how did you actually design your book?
I have the tiny horses stored on my computer (they’re very tiny–like, 1s and 0s computer-tiny), so I was able to easily upload the images to the Blurb template.
Blurb: Shop talk here: What was your least favorite thing about putting your book together? Your favorite? Can you give us any hints on what to improve?
Favorite: The program is intuitive. I put the book together in a matter of hours.
My main concern was that the resolution would be too low since the photos primarily originate from Instagram. While the Instagram photo book made me confident the images would turn out well, I wanted there to be captions included which didn’t seem possible at first look. But I also got distracted from looking and made myself a sandwich.
Also, the Instagram photo book wanted to pull all of my photos in my account; I only needed to a select few and it was easier to import an iPhoto album. The Instagram template just wasn’t the right fit in the end. It was like someone finding the love of her life and then realizing the person didn’t like Tiny Horses. Tragic.
Blurb: Any follow-up plans? Some suggestions: Tiny Unicorns, Tiny Capybaras, Tiny Dik-Diks (wait, dik-diks are already pretty tiny).
I’m going to see where these tiny horses carry me. Of course there will have to be a lot of them so they can equally distribute my weight. Also, tiny horses are known for their love of coffee tables, so maybe one day they’ll find a spot in everyone’s living room. Dik-Diks are a close second.