I’m so happy to have discovered these new, colourful Pantone Photobooks from Photobox. It’s so easy these days to keep all our photos on electronic devices or post them online. Which, of course, is the ultimate in convenience – I absolutely love it. But it’s also really special to have actual, physical prints of our most treasured moments – either to frame or to store in albums for leafing through and reliving special memories.
Putting together an old-school photograph album is fun, but how many of us enthusiastically start adding our photos to the blank pages only to leave the project half-finished? Guilty as charged.
Cue the convenience of digital technology again – photobooks. Which, admittedly, have been around a while now but they just keep getting better and better, with increased choice in size, format and quality.
And these new, bright (or pastel!) Pantone Photobooks are both creative and practical, as well as colourful. You can choose your cover Pantone colour to match your subject – blue for a seaside holiday, orange for a tropical adventure, red for a ruby anniversary are fairly obvious links that instantly spring to mind.
But we can also express our own personal relationship with colour by selecting the hue that means something to us – or the person we’ve creating the book for.
I love the Photobox Pantone Photobook concept – “1 Book, 1 Story, 1 Colour”. You can create different albums for holidays, trips, or occasions and choose the colour that matches the memories.
On a practical note the coloured cover becomes an instant archiving tool – no more hunting to find the right album, they’re already colour coded for easy recognition.
If, like me, you’re visual and creative but not artistic (I can’t paint or draw to save my life) then collating, editing and cropping images for photobooks or inspiration boards is a huge pleasure. Digital magic to the rescue again, as we get to play with colour, line, form and proportion to create beautiful and visually pleasing layouts.
So if you’ve never put together a photobook before, maybe this summer’s activities could give you the material for a creative project for yourself, plus you’ll capture some precious memories into the bargain.
Photobooks can also be ideal gift solutions. They’re lovely presents to receive and it’s great fun putting one together for a present. And choosing someone’s favourite colour for the cover makes the present even more personal – I’ve already got a bit of a list started.
Photobox is a big hit in our house – it’s incredibly intuitive and simple to use, excellent value for money and the service is great. (They often have amazing price deals too). Our first purchase from them was a very large poster-size print of a black and white photograph that Ron took in Monument Valley last year. It was a bit of an experiment as we didn’t know what the quality would be like for such a large format print, but it was absolutely perfect so we framed it for the wall as a wonderful reminder of a very special trip.
And now I can’t wait to put together some Photobox Pantone Photobooks. We’re off to Sicily in September – I wonder what colour that holiday will be?