Couples, by John Hack via Blurb.
I have a great Unexpected Guests feature coming up tomorrow on creative director Kelly Niland. While I was over at her lovely home over the weekend, she shared with me this great new local start-up site called Blurb. Blurb is a wonderful self-publishing tool. A place to de-archive all of your precious digital pics - you know the ones floating around on your desktop, flickr account, or sitting around getting lost in some drawer on a disk - into one perfectly bound book of your own very personal design.
Square Deal, by Tobalo via Blurb.
Ghosts of the Great Highway, by Robert Mars via Blurb.
With Blurb, you can create books for your own personal archival system, and to share with friends and family, or even go so far as to market and sell your books to the public on the Blurb site, and you even get to name the price. Their downloadable, free software works with both Macs and PC's, so they are an equal opportunity publisher when it comes to making your very own beautifully bound coffee table books.
Picturing the 50's, by Neil Clemons via Blurb.
You can add photos, text, and artwork to hundreds of the beautifully designed layouts Blurb has to choose from. And should you need some inspiration, there are tons of books online at Blurb for browsing, even buying should you find yourself that inspired! I'm thinking of trying it out and doing a book of my Sunday in the City pix. What will your Blurb book be?
Surf Style, by Nick Onken via Blurb.