Oprah’s Favorite Photo Album, by Artifact Uprising

Since Colorado-based Artifact Uprising began in 2012, the brand has very quickly become a runaway hit with design and eco-conscious consumers looking for beautiful, tactile and memorable photo books and other photo products.  Inspired by the disappearing beauty of the tangible, Artifact Uprising has developed a following of devotees including….Oprah Winfrey.

That’s right, media mogul and style icon extraordinaire, Ms. Winfrey, has taken notice. The brand’s Layflat Photo Album has been named one of Oprah’s Favorite Things 2015, and is featured in the December issue of O Magazine, on newsstands now. 

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The Artifact Uprising Layflat album is designed with Mohawk paper to create ultra-thick pages that lay flat when open. You can select from 12 fabric colors and four varieties of foil stamping to customize the cover.


Photo: Artifact Uprising

Oprah calls the Layflat Photo Album “picture perfect” and describes how she became familiar with the product:

“Gayle went gaga over these professional-quality photo books, and I love them, too. You choose from 3 album sizes, 2 premium paper stocks, 6 cover styles, 12 fabric colors and 4 types of foil stamping; upload a selection of your personal photos; and design layouts online to create attractive spreads that lie flat and seamless when the book is open.  A gorgeous memento.”  – Oprah

Photo: Gregor Halenda

Photo: Gregor Halenda

We spoke with Maris Johansson, Artifact Uprising’s Marketing Director, to get the exciting details:

Congrats on being named one of Oprah’s favorite things 2015! How did you react to the news?

Funny enough, we set one of our top PR goals for the year as making it onto Oprah’s Favorite Things List. We started talking to the O Magazine team back in June when we visited their offices in NYC to show them the Layflat Album (those ultra thick Mohawk pages are beautiful, but we definitely got our workout trekking them around the city in the summer’s heat!). The O Editorial team has been amazing and really embraced the product; several members of the staff made albums from their summer travel photos.

When we got the ‘official’ word we were all in the office and news spread pretty quickly – we did our best not to spill the beans before the public announcement (confession: I may have told my mom).

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Photo: Artifact Uprising

Photo: Artifact Uprising

Photo: Artifact Uprising

What makes the Layflat Album so special?

This album was two years in the making; we’re thrilled that it’s out in the world and have been overwhelmed by the positive response from our customers and friends. We feel honored to work with amazing partners like all the kind folks at Mohawk to make the highest quality products we feel proud to share with our amazing community.  Oprah called it a ‘gorgeous memento.’  We couldn’t agree more!

Photo: Artifact Uprising

Photo: Artifact Uprising

Layflat Photo Albums make beautiful and memorable holiday gifts for friends and family. They are available at www.artifactuprising.com, starting at $119, with a 10% discount using the code OPRAH

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