I always feel it’s best to finish projects off as quickly as possible or they tend not to get done at all so as soon as 2012 was over I had my 366 project printed.
I again used Blurb. Not because I was 100% happy with the results last time (I wasn’t) but because I wanted the books to match in size and I couldn’t find another service that had the exact same size. I know silly me. Anyway, last time around I felt the images were a little dark. This time around the were on the light side. Some spreads even felt a little washed out. I’m ok with it though. This is not the kind of book you want to browse through the month after you finished it, it’s a book that will be awesome to look through in ten years time and at that point I’ll probably be super happy about the book and the project regardless of the quality.
I again went for a super simple cover with basically just the year because how do you find one image that sums up 366 days?
Oh and, last time around I chose premium paper. This time I tried out the standard paper. Check out the difference in thickness of the books! Standard seemed fine but now it got me thinking that maybe the standard paper contributed to the slightly washed out look. Hm, maybe I’ll go premium again next time.
Anyway, I’m happy that project’s all wrapped up now and I’ve popped it in the bookcase for the future. If you want to you can check out the whole book here or here. The 2010 book can be viewed here and here.