Going Big – Large Scale Custom Book Jacket Installations
One of our plans for 2012 is to work with clients to make large scale book installations using our custom book jackets unlike anything the world has ever seen before! But first a little background . . .
Custom book covers have a lot of uses and we have worked with clients on some very beautiful projects over the past couple years since introducing them. The basic idea for custom book covers (aka custom book jackets) is to quickly change the look of a book without the time and expense of rebinding it AND be able to achieve any color and style desired.
Some clients have had us personalize their book collection with modern / contemporary jackets, others have opted for a classical look using leather or vellum designs. In 2011, we designed, printed and shipped our custom creations to clients all over the US and Canada, Europe and Asia. We supplied approximately 1,000 of our vellum wrapped books to Darren Henault Interiors for his show house design at the Rumson Stately Homes-by-the-Sea. Other jacket related highlights of 2011 included having our elephant set appear in the New York Times, our vellum style jackets mentioned in Veranda, and also a couple of projects for yacht libraries that were incredibly fun and unique to work on but for very private clients so we can’t disclose much else about them!
Now back to the large scale designs – the concept for these is straightforward – turning book spines into a canvas for personal expression. Push the books together and they make up a single unified design and that design can be anything. We have a patent pending on this multiple book cover creation system.
This product/service has both home and commercial applications.
- Home libraries can be modernized, shelves turned into art displays, with book titles integrated into the jacket designs if desired - we can make book jackets out of photos, paintings, illustrations, engravings, maps, other artwork, typography and text designs, etc.
- Hotels, restaurants and retailers can have book displays with corporate logos, product photos, nature images, or just about anything else.
Here are a few of our recent creations:
As one can imagine, some very cool installations can be created for homes, galleries, retail stores, trade show booths, showrooms, hotels, spas, restaurants, and so on!
If you have an interest in learning more about this type of work, please contact email@example.com or call 303-946-1494. We are always interested in working with designers, architects, visual merchandisers and private clients who want to do something creative and unique with books. We look forward to working with you.