Designing in 3D. Helen Yentus Book Cover for “On Such a Full Sea”.

One thing I love about being a designer is the endless creative possibilities that emerging technologies provide. Case in point, Helen Yentus cover design for the limited edition run of  Chang-rae Lee’s new novel, On Such a Full Sea for Riverhead Books.


Working with MakerBot and their 3D printing technology Yentus designed and developed a book cover that captures the futuristic setting of the novel. The slip cover was designed using the MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer, and video below shows the collaborative process that took place between Yentus, MakerBot, and the author to produce the final result. After watching the video, I’m now thinking of all sorts of new and unique ways to use 3D printing. If you want your own copy of On Such a Full Sea, you can order it here.