A lot has been said about the book-like nature of the iPad. But now, Out of Print has set out to make the iPad look like a real book.

Out of Print is a small clothing company that specializes in shirts with prints of classic book covers.

I’m actually one of its many satisfied customers around the world. A couple of years ago, I bought an Out of Print shirt featuring the iconic cover of my favorite book, “The Catcher in the Rye.”

My partial “The Catcher in the Rye” collection.

If you’re a book lover and you want to wear your favorite book, so to speak, then I highly recommend checking out Out of Print’s range of literary shirts.

But shirts aren’t the only products in Out of Print’s catalog. The company has also branched out into offering bookish stationery and accessories.

Currently available in the Out of Print shop are notebooks, greeting cards, tote bags, coasters, and phone cases. And soon, the company’s lineup is going to offer tablet cases including, of course, cases for the iPad.

A couple of weeks ago, Out of Print launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for the manufacture of said tablet cases. According to Out of Print co-founders Todd Lawton and Jeffrey LeBlanc:

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 licensed by Out of Print, printed on book fabric that will naturally wear and look better the more you use it. Inside our case, your e-book device is well-protected with a form-fitting cradle (designed by an MIT mechanical engineer) with design elements that allow for easy access to all important buttons and ports.

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The Kickstarter campaign has a $15,000 goal. But with 15 more days to go before the campaign expires, that goal has already been topped by over 700 backers. In fact, the pledged amount is now more than double the campaign’s goal.

So, Out of Print’s plans for a new line of tablet cases will indeed come to fruition. But if you want to be one of the first to get an Out of Print iPad case, you can still pledge at least $45.

The initial run includes cases featuring the original covers for “The Great Gatsby,” “Pride and Prejudice,” “Moby-Dick,” “Lolita,” and “A Clockwork Orange.” Sadly, no “The Catcher in the Rye” iPad case for me … yet.

Source: Out of Print’s Kickstarter
Via: Cult of Mac