San Marino: A Centennial History
Stands out as one of the very best. This history … unlike many city histories, exhibits a brilliant integration of text and imagery that adds significantly to understanding both the place and the people. The final feature of this publication that must be applauded is the layout and printing that brought together superb typographic and graphic design into a beautifully printed book that is easy to hold and read and enjoy.
Alan Jutzi, Avery Chief Curator, Rare Books Dept., Huntington Library
Beautiful book, very well done, great variety of illustration and design elements….Your front cover really pops! Gorgeous font choices, use of color, and placement of text…Lovely choice of image invites the viewer into the house as well as to open the book. Color contrast between the title and the sky is beautiful. Also, I love the French flaps!
PubWest Book Design Awards
2013, Judges' comments
Gorgeous…the many historical photographs are beautifully done.
Southern California Story: Seeking the Better Life in Sierra Madre
Magnificently illustrated with photographs, maps, and works of art, this book will please all who love Southern California and its environment.
Daniel Walker Howe
2008 Pulitzer Prize-winning author of
What Hath God Wrought:
The Transformation of America, 1815-1848.
Most coffee-table books are chock-full of colorful pictures, so it is a credit to [the book] that Southern California Story's illustrations actively reinforce the book's narration.
Paul Kahan, PhD
California History, July, 2013
The illustrations follow the text and are on virtually every page of the book. Such a format brings history alive. Besides many black and white photographs, the illustrations throughout are in color or tinted in the original hue, putting the reader vicariously in touch with the original photograph, map or document.
The Branding Iron, Winter 2011
L. A. Westerners Corral Quarterly