He’s the Man. Mark Mann.

Artisan Craftsman Books has just completed an awesome fine art book for NY based celebrity and sports photographer Mark Mann!  We are truly excited about this special project, which features 46 prominent portraits by Mark, including Bill Murray, Bradley Cooper, Robin Williams, Stephen Colbert, Pharrell Williams, Woody Allen, Robert Redford, Robert Duvall, President Barack Obama and President Bill Clinton among so many others.

Each portrait occupies either a full page or double page panoramic. Detailed in a simple gunmetal grey with 4″ logo, the 11×14 book will be on exhibit during PhotoPlus East NY, October 30 – Nov 1, 2014 at the Hahnemühle Booth #655.  Mark will also make a personal appearance [Read more…]

Meet National Geographic TRACKS Photographer Rick Smolan, October 30, 2014 at PhotoPlus Expo NY.

Rick Smolan, CEO of Against All Odds Productions, is a New York Times best-selling author with more than five million copies of his books in print. A former Time, Life, and National Geographic photographer, Smolan is best known as the co-creator of the Day in the Life book series. Fortune magazine describes Against All Odds as ‘One of the 25 Coolest Companies in America’. Rick Smolan’s journey with Robyn Davidson across the Australian Outback was the true story basis for the newly released film: Tracks. [Read more…]

Now that is a really big book!

Artisan Craftsman Books was commissioned to created this custom 20″ x 16″ coffee table book for Gruber Photographers, New York.  The book also features a dust cover which is over 50″ long!  Every facing page in this book is a 16″ x 40″ panoramic layout.  We commend Terry Gruber for the creativity and foresight to come up with a coffee table book which is [Read more…]

Custom Clamshell Case Combos

Don’t try repeating that headline 3x quickly!  Just relax and enjoy a few photographs of some recent work we’ve done for some of our photographer partners.

Hand crafted means that our books are the opposite of cookie-cutter.  For you, that means we can get creative with your album and step outside the box!  While you can play it safe – for instance, a black leather book with black leather clamshell case – [Read more…]

Hahnemühle Photo Rag Paper for a Limited Edition Hand Crafted Book

When a company like Hahnemühle, which has been producing quality artist’s paper in the same location for 430 years – creates a quality artist’s inkjet paper which can be used in our book binding – the result can be stunning.  As a photographer and also the founder of Artisan Craftsman Books, I decided to create a limited edition book – a Personal Collection by Lawrence Crandall – of some of my photographs taken over 30 years. [Read more…]

Blind Debossing and Foil Stamping

We offer both blind debossing and foil stamping for your projects.  We can create a die from your artwork which can be used on all your future projects.  Suitable areas to stamp are book covers, inside cover areas (front and back), clamshells & slipcases.  It’s an awesome way to promote your brand! [Read more…]

A Custom Studio Sample Book

New York photographer Heather McKay will be presenting “A Night of Albums” at the PUG Boston on Tuesday July 8, 2014. The location of the event will be Factory 63, 63 Melcher Street, Boston, MA 02210.  Heather is becoming the “Go to” photographer and has shared her secrets and successes of album sales in the digital age, and how profitable album sales truly can be!  If you’re in the area we encourage you to attend!!  More details are on her event Facebook page.

This sample book below was created from Heather’s design and specifications, which was submitted [Read more…]

Thumbs up for Clamshell Cases

During our holiday orders this year, many orders were placed for custom clamshell cases. Materials included bonded leather, Japanese bookcloth and some contemporary materials (as shown). If you’re looking to dress up the presentation of your book, this will do it, hands down! [Read more…]

Custom Book Slipcases

Last month we introduced the latest addition to our fine art books – matching slipcases.  In addition to protecting your book, these cases are an elegant compliment, and are attractively priced (you may request our order/pricing form for more info).   Slipcases are a big hit with our clients, who have requested this item in lieu of our classic white boxes.  Slipcases are available in every size book and cover material we offer!

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Clamshell cases have arrived!

We have launched our custom clamshell cases!  You can have a custom clamshell made for ANY size book in ANY material.  Next month we will be introducing some additional finishing touch offerings for your Artisan Craftsman Book. [Read more…]

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