Enclosures

Custom-fit boxes and four-flap enclosures protect and help extend the life of your fragile books and objects.

Enclosures can be covered in a variety of decorative papers and cloths, with additional functionality such as drawers or sectioned areas. The images below will help give you a sense of the basic form that enclosures for books and documents usually take (click on the images for a larger view and more information).

Some enclosures I have made have been truly collaborative efforts, where photographs and other decorative elements were incorporated into the design to reflect the nature of the contents.

A clamshell box that mimics that design of the binding that it contains. The orange triangles are inset into the cover to prevent the edges from fraying or lifting.
A clamshell box that mimics that design of the binding that it contains. The orange triangles are inset into the cover to prevent the edges from fraying or lifting.

The binding that inspired the clamshell shown above. The binding has a molded, paper mache cover and is shown with a four-flap wrapper to protect it from abrasion.
The binding that inspired the clamshell above. The binding has a molded paper mache cover and is pictured with a four flap wrapper to protect it from abrasion

Clamshell box with a spine label
Clamshell box with a spine label

Inside view
Inside view

Clamshell box designed to be used as a portfolio
Clamshell box designed to be used as a portfolio

Portfolio box - inside
Portfolio box – inside

Four-flap enclosure for documents or fragile objects such as books with flaking leather.
Four-flap enclosure for documents or fragile objects such as books with flaking leather.