Custom Clamshell Case Combos

Don’t try repeating that headline 3x quickly!  Just relax and enjoy a few photographs of some recent work we’ve done for some of our photographer partners.

Hand crafted means that our books are the opposite of cookie-cutter.  For you, that means we can get creative with your album and step outside the box!  While you can play it safe – for instance, a black leather book with black leather clamshell case – many of you are trying some very cool and creative ideas.  For instance, the book below features a black leather book and clamshell outer case, but the tray lining is fabric…. in this case, burgundy Asahi bookcloth.

We have so many luscious cover materials, there is probably an endless combination to assemble.  And what’s more, we also use custom materials specified by some of our clients, which you can find at places like Talas in NY.

Here are just a few examples to pique your creative sensibilities:

Custom Leather and Bookcloth clamshell

Clamshell_burgundy bookcloth and black leather

The Book and Case above are an example of a custom use of materials – in this case, black leather for the covers of the book and clamshell, and #6 burgundy Asahi book cloth for the clamshell trays.  Tres elegant!

Custom clamshell 1

The custom Clamshell and Book pictured above is a version of our #23 book cover.  It  features #23 bookcloth on clamshell and partial book cover, with the #23 textured material covering the rest of the book and trays.   Designed by Craig Fritz, Twin Lens Artful Documentary Photography, Placitas, New Mexico, USA.

Clamshell case with #3 and #6 book cloth and handmade paper.

The custom Clamshell and Book pictured above features #3 bookcloth on clamshell cover and trays, and a vertical 10″ x 15″book with #4 olive bookcloth and handmade paper. Designed by Craig Fritz, Twin Lens Artful Documentary Photography, Placitas, New Mexico, USA.

Clamshell_burgundy bookcloth_handmade paper

The custom Clamshell and Book pictured above features #6 burgundy bookcloth on clamshell cover and trays, and a #6 vertical book with burdundy bookcloth / handmade paper.  Designed for Joyce, Casual Candids Photography, Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania, USA.

Custom leather book clamshell

This custom Clamshell and Book features #5 Asahi grey silk bookcloth on the clamshell cover and trays, and a square book with #8 Asahi white silk bookcloth.  The photographer’s logo is blind stamped on the inside book cover. Designed for Heather McKay, McKay’s Photography, Rochester New York, USA.

McKay-C5-with-clamshell

McKay-C5-book-and-clamshell

Another Clamshell and Book also features #5 Asahi grey silk bookcloth on the clamshell cover and trays, and a square book finished in a matching fine art paper.  Designed for Heather McKay, McKay’s Photography, Rochester New York, USA.

 

 

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