So I’ve gone and made another photo book, this time to see what Albelli books look like. I’d seen mixed results before so I was keen to try them out; Amazon Local were offering a 50 page large landscape book, 28cm x 21cm (11″ x 8″) for £15 hardback so I couldn’t resist.
Enter now the difficulty, I’d decided to make a book before having an idea of what to present or discuss – this is really bad practice. So with a lack of a ‘content’ focussed concept I decided to go with a ‘form’ focussed concept called ‘slice’.
There’s a few layers to slice; a slice of life or a slice of image (cake).
The slices start with a focus on details then slowly work their way to slices of faces then slices of people then slices of groups of people; there’s more to us than the individual.
As I said I used Albelli this time instead of Blurb or SnapFish, whom I’ve used a number of times in the past and have been quite happy with, so it’ll be interesting to add a third party to the book printing equation.
The book building app they supplied felt OK to use but I’d liked to have better options when designing layouts like the ability to snap picture/text objects to a grid system like Blurb’s book-builder.
If you want to see an online only version of the book you can see it on the Albelli Website.
I’ll post again in a week or so with a verdict on the print quality.