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.
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.
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.