The first example (our gallery display copy) has just arrived from the manufacturers. We haven’t had time to get it on the wall yet, but these photographs should show you just what you need to know.
Constructed from 5mm clear acrylic, this is a solid, simple and practical way to display your book on your wall in its slipcase. It measures 18.5 inches (w) x 25 inches (h) x 1.5 inches (d). That’s approximately 47cm x 64cm x 4cm.
At the design stage of the book/slipcase, we took a conscious decision to keep the cover free of text, so that nothing detracts from the power of the chosen front and back cover images. That notion gave rise to the idea of this display unit – because it means you can, should you choose to, display your book just like a piece of art on the wall – which is what it is, after all.
It is open sided on the left and right, allowing you to slide your book (and please read ‘book’ as ‘book and slipcase’ here) in and out whenever you want to look at the contents. You also have the flexibility to show the front or the back of the book and flip it over if you feel like a change of view.
It has curved edges, and a split baton hanging system on the reverse. Special acrylic ‘feet’ at the bottom ensure that it hangs parallel to the wall.
It is a nice, simple, solid piece of work. All future books that are published under the Ormond Yard Press banner will have the same physical dimensions, which means you can also use it to display future books we publish as well.
Turnaround time is 4-5 weeks, excluding public holidays. First orders will ship in January 2012.