Why pamphlet stitch an artist book?

For some reason this morning I had a bit of an aha! moment; that one thing that is not included in the Singular Images Press media kit for my artist book, The Flow of Light Brushes the Shadow, is that as a pamphlet stitch binding would resulting in a lay-flat book. The relevance of any... Continue Reading →

Pre-press: Hard proof color check

The Flow of Light Brushes the Shadow - proof check 2022 copyright Douglas Stockdale – It gets pretty exciting during the publication of a new book to receive the first set of hard proofs from a printer at the later stages of the pre-press activities. It is also when the reality of what will soon be... Continue Reading →

Meanings of Liu Guan Lue Yin

My artist book, The Flow of Light Brushes the Shadow, is one step closer to be published and in the midst of the pre-press activities for the center section of the book. Interestingly, while in the mode of making some very detailed commercial printing decisions, such as do we want to use a PMS color... Continue Reading →

Medium Photo 2022 Festival – postscript

The Lafayette Hotel & Medium Photo event copyright 2022 Douglas Stockdale At the beginning of this month, I, along with a ton of others, had an opportunity to actually meet in person, catch up on stuff we have been doing during the pandemic, see actual artwork, networking and of course maybe a little bit of art/photo... Continue Reading →

Mental Health Awareness Month

The Flow of Light Brushes the Shadow copyright 2006 Douglas Stockdale – This is Mental Health Awareness Month and good time for a shout-out that if you are feeling out of emotional sorts, then this could be a sign that there might be something you need to find out more about. The four basic mental health awareness concerns... Continue Reading →

Litho Printer’s mock-up Surprise

The Flow of Light Brushes the Shadow (Artist book mock-up) copyright 2022 Douglas Stockdale – When working with a commercial printer on a book or really any publication, requesting a mock-up that reflects your quote, printing paper and book design intentions is pretty common. I can also say it might be one of the more uninteresting aspects of... Continue Reading →

Double gate-fold feedback

The Flow of Light Brushes the Shadow (book-dummy) copyright 2022 Douglas Stockdale – I like to think I follow my own advice. One of the many aspects of creating a physical book-dummy is to be able to have show-n-tell moments with other artists, photographers, friends, curators, bookstores and the like. At the start of every one of my... Continue Reading →

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