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3D-Printed Dust Jacket Transforms The Novel Into A Luxe Collectible [Pics]

3D-Printed Dust Jacket Transforms The Novel Into A Luxe Collectible [Pics]
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On Such A Full Sea by Chang-rae Lee is given an updated cover.

Leah Gonzalez
  • 7 january 2014

Starting today, award-winning author Chang-rae Lee’s novel On Such A Full Sea will be available in a limited edition that comes with a 3D-printed slipcover.

The publisher Riverhead Books teamed up with MakerBot to create a unique slipcase that featured the book’s title raised at an angle from the surface.

Riverhead art director Helen Yentus and members of the MakerBot team designed the slipcover. Two hundred of the slipcover will be created with the MakerBot® Replicator® 2 Desktop 3D Printer. Each of the cover will include a copy of the book signed by the author.

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The author, Lee, liked the idea of the 3D-printed slipcase. He said,

What I like about this is that it revisits the book as an object rather than only content. Content is what’s most important ultimately of course, but this is a book with a certain movement to it that regular books don’t have.

In a world where digital books are growing more popular than printed materials, the unique slipcover entices people to indulge in a printed version as a collectible piece.

Riverhead Books

Source: Time

Images: MakerBot

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