Last week I got back two sample books I had made for my project “All of Me” in which I attempt to collect and publish every single image of myself I can find in a given year (scroll down to see a prior entry, “Narcissism & horror” with better description). Using blurb.com I got back a softcover version of volume 1 (400 pages!), and a hardcover version of volume 4 (only about 80 pages).

I’m definitely going with the hardcover version. It just seems more “solid” and “real” somehow. I’m not super happy with the printing quality — the blacks print out great but the actual image quality definitely looks digitized and not half-toned. I know I wasn’t supposed to expect real photo-quality, but I was still hoping…

Anyhow, I’m still pretty satisfied, so it will move forward. I’ll print all four volumes of 2007 and at least have these before moving on to prior years…

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