A couple weeks before the opening of the Broadway Play Mrs. Warren’s Profession in the Fall of 2010, we were engaged by the prop master to create a library of colorful, oversize books that looked like antique leather law books. Finding this style of real antique leather books would have been nearly impossible and prohibitively expensive, so Juniper Books custom designed and printed book jackets that looked like colorful oversize antique leather books and rushed them to New York City, where they were skillfully integrated into the set design.
For use on the stage as props, we also provided real antique leather books as we always have a healthy stock of antique leather books to choose from. The resulting combination of real period leather books and the paper jackets made to look like leather books helped the production achieve their desired set design.
- A mix of real antique leather law books and custom printed book jackets made to look like British law books circa 1890-1910 made in oversize (12-14 inches tall) formats in bright colors (blue, green, red) for a better visual impact from the stage
- Mrs. Warren’s Profession at the American Airlines Theatre in New York City
- Prop Master: Pete Sarafin