Lake Michigan Book Press Blog

Unboxing video from architect and artist, Thomas Woodman!

Crystal Shaulis

Oh my goodness, I'm beyond honored that you guys are taking the time to film unboxing videos of your LMBP sketchbooks! I'm grinning ear to ear. Watch to see which books arrived on Tom's doorstep that day --


Our interview on the Form and Space blog!

Crystal Shaulis

Our interview on the Form and Space blog!

This is late, but if you're interested to learn more about the history of LMBP, please head over to Form and Space's blog to read our interview!    


Long time, no read.

Crystal Shaulis

Long time, no read.

My goodness, it has been a minute, hasn't it? This whole blog and Artist Spotlight thing has fallen by the wayside which is insane because so many of you have been sharing your beautiful art work all across Instagram! There have been so many posts floating around my brain - visits to awesome places -- and photos taken that were shared elsewhere but not here. One such visit was to the Gwen Frostic print studio here in Michigan. THAT WAS IN 2017. Yes. I had every intention of making a nice detailed post about it. But it never happened. The...


Artist Spotlight: Lydia Futral

Crystal Shaulis

Artist Spotlight: Lydia Futral
Welcome to our sixth Artist Spotlight featuring Georgia illustrator and artist Lydia Futral! Every three months, we interview a fellow creative to showcase their work and ideas, and peek into their very own Lake Michigan Book Press sketchbook.

Artist Spotlight: Kirsten Cooner

Crystal Shaulis

Artist Spotlight: Kirsten Cooner

Welcome to our fifth Artist Spotlight featuring Virginia artist Kirsten Cooner! Every other month, we interview a fellow creative to showcase their work and ideas, and peek into their very own Lake Michigan Book Press sketchbook. What is your background in art? I won’t bore you with stories about how I began working with art at a young age, because in many ways I didn’t. My childhood was spent tinkering with my dad’s woodworking scraps and mother’s craft closet. The concept of working as an artist was never presented as an option for me, and when I started art school...