The Special Edition of ICONIC is a customized first edition copy of the Classic Edition.
Custom shipping boxes were manufactured to snugly fit the Special Edition for transportation. The boxes arrive flat from the manufacturer flat. They are double ply custom boxes that measure 18" x 16" x 9" (45.7cm x 40.6cm x 22.8cm).
To protect the custom case and box during shipping, custom foam inserts were manufactured to perfectly form fit the case and fit directly into the shipping box. The inserts are made of recycled Black Polylam Foam end caps that employ a 1-1/2" thick frame and measure approximately 4" x 8" x 15-1/4".
The original Classic Edition of ICONIC uses a Slate Blue binding cloth - this is a fairly common material used for high end coffee table books. The Special Edition is covered with a Corvon® Metal-X cover giving a metal-like finish with a rich, lustrous covering material. All the pages of the book are exactly the same as the Classic Edition.
The slipcase is made of 'Alpha' - a synthetic leather cover material from Ecological Fibers Inc that brings timeless quality via state-of-the-art technology with strength and flexibility. It's composition is a non-woven backing with polyurethane coating. The ICONIC title and subtitle are foil stamped directly on to the slipcase which allows it to live outside the case and sit prominently on your bookshelf or on your coffee table, either flat or standing on it's side.
The Book Case
The Special Edition was created as something really special for the true Apple enthusiast. After researching the world of fine art books I thought about a twist on what is traditionally a clamshell type design for a book case. The idea was to create a book case that celebrated the original look of the Apple II line, specifically the famous design by Jerry Manock with the side external vents, and to also capture the famous beige color that made these machines so recognizable.
The book must be level on the surface you are placing it on, and the book must be placed precisely flush within the slipcase before being inserted into the custom case. When you receive the Special Edition, you will see a special instruction page that highlights this. You will need to make sure that you follow these directions otherwise there is a chance the dust jacket could get caught on the edge of the custom case.
Please also note that if the slipcase is left in the book case for a period of time, it will leave a small indentation/mark on the back where the spring pushes against the top of the slipcase. You will most likely also see this indentation mark on the top of the slipcase during shipping. This is normal and expected.
Remember these super cool retro case badge from the Apple II line? Talk about iconic. I originally looked into replicating the original look and feel of these badges (with a different font just the same embossed style) but the costs to do this were astronomical. So I had a custom badge created to celebrate these original name badges.
I went with a stainless steel nameplate that measures 2.42" x 1.1" with 1/8" radius corners. The material itself is .029" satin silver stainless steel, and the ICONIC emblem is background etched and color filled in black. The badges are created with pre-applied adhesive prior to die cutting. The badge is then manually placed on to the top of the custom case.
The Individual Print
The individual print included with the Special Edition is made of Canson Platine Fibre Rag which provides the aesthetic and feel of the original F-Type Baryta Fibre paper, having a true pure white tone without using optical brighteners that are known to affect the longevity of digitally produced images. Platine Fibre Rag’s extremely high Dmax and exceptional grey tones make it the product of choice for the more discerning black and white as well as color photographic prints. The size of the print is 8.5" x 11" and it is signed on the back in pencil.
Showing off the Special Edition
There are a few ways you can show off your one of a kind copy of ICONIC. What is really nice about the Metal-X cover is that you can remove the dust jacket from the book and the silver cover brings a wonderful contrast when the book is placed in the black slipcase. This gives you the option to show off the book in a few different ways.
Make sure you include any specific instructions or requests in the Notes pages of the checkout process. If you have any more requests, questions or queries please contact me.