I've been meaning to blog about my guest book that I had made last year. I had visited Kent Ambler's studio a while back and was impressed that he had made a book showing his woodcut printmaking process. This made me want one. I too wanted to show process photos as well as finished work. After thinking about the book for a while, I decided to make it a guest book as well.
I used a printing company called Blurb, and was impressed with the user friendly software. It did take me a while to get all of my photos in order and make sure my design was nice. They offered many sizes and formats as well as hard cover, soft cover, and hard cover with a jacket.
The book only took about a week to get here and cost around $50, including shipping.
I get a lot of comments on this book. Other artists seem very impressed and ask if I mind if they use this idea. Are you kidding? Please, please, please use this idea (that does not mean steal the design). I love seeing artists that have their sh*t together and that can present their work seriously and professionally.
Below are a few sample pages from the book. Left pages are for names and addresses and right pages are photographs.