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Love book: 40 pages of incredible art & writing on love by 25 artists (perfect for V-day)

LOVE contribution
Cover of Love book

I’m excited to share an art book on “Love” with you. I asked 25 artists & writers—each with a distinct style and voice—to submit a piece inspired by their idea of love (sneak peek below), and then I published them as a book on blurb, a print-on-demand website. The contributing artists hail from around the world. I knew that each one’s interpretation of love would be singular, but with some profound similarities.

Love is the ideal subject for artists to interpret. We all love, but everyone defines love differently in their minds and hearts. We all love differently and the same. We are connected through love and art.

Love is available through blurb for $16.95 for a softcover, $25.95 for a hardcover with a dust jacket, and $27.95 for hardcover with “image wrap.” It contains 40 pages of incredible art including a couple of pages of amazing writing.

Enjoy the book as eye candy or give it as a gift to a loved one, just in time for V-day. If you’d like to share this book with your blog readers feel free to share the link:

Love

Contributing artists include:
Hannah Stouffer, Lilly Piri, Aaron Hogg, Lisa Butterworth, Dan Funderburgh, Samantha Hahn, Erin Loechner, Jesse Breytenbach, Kate Miss, Jessica Gonacha, Kelly Lynn Jones, Yasmine Surovec, Shira Sela, Matthew and Sandy Lynn Davis (Treatzone), Maditi, Amy Sahba, Ez Pudewa, Hijiri Shepherd, Marisa Haedike, Lisa Congdon, Holly Becker, Kate Neckel, Katie Sokoler & Kate Bingaman Burt

Stay tuned for a video preview of the book later this week!!!!!
Love book sample (thumbnails of some work)

29 Responses to Love book: 40 pages of incredible art & writing on love by 25 artists (perfect for V-day)

  1. lisa January 27, 2009 at 11:06 pm #

    oh wow oh wow, it’s so gorgeous!!! i can’t wait to get my hands on a real life copy (ordering now). i’m honored to be included.

  2. Samantha Hahn January 27, 2009 at 11:07 pm #

    I love your writing Lisa. It makes me teary. Thank you so much for contributing!!! Can’t wait for you to see it!

  3. Jesse January 28, 2009 at 12:59 am #

    So exciting! It looks great, and I can’t wait to get a copy. Thank you for putting this together!

  4. yasmine January 28, 2009 at 1:03 am #

    oh yay! it looks great samantha! i’ll post it.

  5. Tina January 28, 2009 at 1:51 am #

    Hey, I saw a comment on one of your flickr photos saying you need to tweak it, so I’m wondering if I should wait with buying the book or not? I love it! (just saw it in the poppytalk blog)

  6. Samantha Hahn January 28, 2009 at 6:27 am #

    Yay! Glad you like Jesse! I love your spread. It’s so graphic. Your style is so distinctive.

  7. Samantha Hahn January 28, 2009 at 6:27 am #

    Thanks Yasmine. Just wait till you see your piece next to Shira Sela. They go perfectly together. Thanks so much for making that gorgeous pattern.

  8. Samantha Hahn January 28, 2009 at 6:34 am #

    It’s all set now Tina!! I had a couple of proofs made since I’ve never used Blurb before and the page numbers were cut off so I had to fix and re-upload to blurb yesterday. It’s perfect now!! Ready to order! Let me know what you think. Thanks!

  9. daisy janie : scoutie girl January 28, 2009 at 11:58 am #

    Beautiful idea, beautiful artwork, beautiful sentiments and expression. Congratulations on such an endeavor!!

  10. samantha January 28, 2009 at 12:04 pm #

    Thanks so much Jan. I was so worried with the show that it would not be done in time for V-day. But I managed to get it all together to the chagrin of my much abandoned husband!!!! You know how it is juggling everything…eek. Thanks for the comments, glad you like the book!
    XO.

  11. Teresa January 28, 2009 at 1:27 pm #

    What a wonderful idea! And such a beautiful book! Congratulations!!

  12. joanna goddard January 28, 2009 at 4:22 pm #

    this is so gorgeous, samantha! congratulations!!!

  13. Samantha Hahn January 28, 2009 at 5:06 pm #

    Thanks so much Joanna!!! Glad you like!!

  14. hannah January 29, 2009 at 6:32 am #

    Sam, it looks so beautiful! You must have been up many nights (and mornings!) putting it together!

  15. Samantha Hahn January 29, 2009 at 6:36 am #

    thanks hannah…it did take longer than expected and there was a tiny learning curve with the book software but it was really fun. Thanks!

  16. xine January 29, 2009 at 9:49 am #

    Prettypretty! I’ve ordered one for Greg, one for my sister, and one for my parents since they would SOOOOO love the fact that I know the person who put it together! 🙂

  17. samantha January 29, 2009 at 10:15 am #

    Oh you’re amazing Christine. So supportive!! Thank you so much. Please let me know what you think of it when it arrives. I bet you’ll like the prose. There are a couple of nice pieces in there. It was fun to do. Thanks so much for the order. I’m so happy that all of these amazing artists are getting the press they deserve. They’re so great.

  18. christiana January 29, 2009 at 11:57 am #

    Ooooh looks inspiring! I want one!

  19. samantha January 29, 2009 at 11:59 am #

    Yay!!!

    Thanks Christiana! XO.

  20. mary jo January 29, 2009 at 5:09 pm #

    Beautiful! Love the idea–congrats Samantha!

    xo Mary Jo

  21. Cicada Studio January 29, 2009 at 7:56 pm #

    Congratulations! It’s beautiful. What a wonderful premise.

  22. Samantha Hahn January 29, 2009 at 9:39 pm #

    Oh thank you so much!!!! Glad you like.

  23. Samantha Hahn January 29, 2009 at 9:40 pm #

    Thanks so much MJM!!! I have something so exciting to tell you. I’ll email you over the weekend….XOXOXOXOXOOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO.

  24. Abbey Goes Design Scouting January 30, 2009 at 12:14 am #

    can’t wait to see this!
    xo me

  25. Samantha Hahn January 30, 2009 at 6:33 am #

    Thanks Abbey!!! I hope you will like.

  26. Hijiri February 3, 2009 at 3:46 pm #

    My book just arrived!!! and oh my god, it is AWESOME!!! You did a wonderful job putting this together, wow!!!

    I know I just keep saying this, but THANK YOU so much for everything, I am truly honored to be a part of this project filled with soo much LOVE!!!

    xo
    Hijiri

  27. Samantha Hahn February 3, 2009 at 3:55 pm #

    oh I’m so so happy you got it Hijiri!! I love your piece and was so very happy to have you contribute!! XOX.

  28. Shira February 4, 2009 at 10:28 am #

    I just got my copy of the book today and I L O V E it!! You created such an amazing book Samantha, I am really excited to be a part of it! ? Shira

  29. Samantha Hahn February 4, 2009 at 11:12 am #

    So happy you got it Shira. I just love your piece. Glad you love the book. KIT.

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