Wednesday, August 8, 2012

E-Book Jackets that Age Like Print Books

Last weekend, I finally purchased an iPad. While I got it for freelancing purposes and will most definitely be claiming it as a work expense on my taxes, I must admit that I've been having fun playing Fruit Ninja on it. I have yet, however, to read a book on it, though I am sure I will get there. 

Naturally, after my big purchase, I also bought a nice little case for it. Leather and purple with a nice little stand thingy attached, I was quite pleased with my choice. Until I saw this link to an InsideHook article on Ed Burn's Twitter this morning (yes, that's right. Ed Burns):

What eReaders lack in personality, they make up for in convenience — like, isn't it convenient nobody can tell you're tittering over 50 Shades of Grey? Unless you’re in a gimp suit. Can’t help you there.
Stay incognito while staying classy with Out of Print’s newly-launched “E-Book Jackets”, just funded on Kickstarter.
Built by America’s oldest bookbinder and designed by MIT eggheads, Out of Print’s tough-as-nails jackets are gorgeous replicas of the original book covers of last century’s definitive tomes — from the art deco eyes of Fitzgerald’s Great Gatsby, to the titular white whale of Melville’s Moby Dick to the temptress of Nabokov’s Lolita. 
The jackets are designed for the iPad, Kindle Fire, or Nexus 7, and the interior cradle fits the exact contours of the device, allowing you to easily access all important ports and buttons.
And just like a true hardcover, the jackets will artfully weather over time the way a good book should.
Simply pre-order on Kickstarter, and you’ll receive an email requesting your choice of cover. Come September, your eReader’s new outfit will arrive in the mail.
However, you’ll still need a good alibi when asked “so, whatcha readin, gimp?”
See the original post HERE
Then I headed on over to Out of Print Clothing's website (one I wrote a piece on not too far back, in fact) to check out their shop. More awesomeness abounded:
Made by the oldest bookbinder in the U.S., our cases are the first to look, feel and wear like an actual book. Each hardcover case features original book cover art, printed on book fabric that has been treated to withstand daily wear and tear. Because it is made like a book, it will look better the more you use it.

Le sigh. How cool!

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