Thursday, July 31, 2008

The Bindery gets inky

The O's running the feature on the studio today. The print edition of the Homes & Gardens insert for July 31, however, has lots more photos than the online version.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Promotion and creation go hand-in-hand

I have one more prototype to refine (the portfolio), but there's so much getting in the way of forward progress.

At least I finally gave up on the Tyvek. Sure, it's durable, takes a tint nicely, and doesn't tear, but -- and this is a big but -- it has no soul. So I go back to the drawing board, this time thinking pockets made of book cloth. Even this isn't as easy as it sounds, however.

Then I had to do a bunch of crisis cleaning for The O photographer, who spent two hours here one afternoon last week, and came back the next morning, to do a spread running in the Homes & Gardens section on July 31. I made sure to put in a plug for Ma Nao Books, 'natch, and Portland Open Studios, which I hope survive the editing process.

Meanwhile, the boy seems to be taking to the shady garden space, so perhaps that prototype's not too far off.

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

I'm ready for my 15 minutes

Portland Open Studios put out a call for its image bank, requesting photos of artists at work. Seeing this as yet another excuse to eat and while away a day with the Grok God — lunch and gelato included — we set to work posing and snapping.

Here's some of the best results:

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Today I learned you can't iron Tyvek

Geez, and they wrap houses in the stuff?

Following up on a recent comment, here's pictures of new-product prototypes: the Postcard Writer's Companion (for lack of a better moniker), inside and out; the tissue-box cover; and a portfolio in the making.