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On Such a Full Sea: Signed Limited Edition: Chang-rae Lee #3DThursday #3DPrinting

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On Such a Full Sea: Signed Limited Edition: Chang-rae Lee, via 3Ders.org:

In an unprecedented and innovative format, award-winning and Pulitzer Prize-nominated author Chang-rae Lee debuts his new novel, ON SUCH A FULL SEA, with a first-of-its-kind 3D printed slipcase, printed on a MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer.

Designed by Helen Yentus and MakerBot, this highly anticipated new novel comes as a signed limited edition hardcover with a custom 3D printed slipcase. And only 200 of the 3D printed slipcases will be sold.

“What I like about this project is that it re-introduces the idea of the book as an art object,” said Lee. “Content is what’s most important, but this [3D edition] is a book with a physical presence, too. Of course I hope what’s inside is kinetic, but the physical thing isn’t normally meant to be. This edition feels as if it’s kinetic, that it has some real movement to it. It’s quite elegant as well.”

In talking about the 3D printed slipcase that was made on a MakerBot, Lee noted, “It’s all about changing the familiar. That’s ultimately what all art is about. That’s what we all do as writers.”

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