How To Disguise and Display a Video Game Library

How To Disguise and Display a Video Game Library

Gregory Han
Aug 1, 2012

Some friends love displaying their library of video games. I've always liked to hide them away, bringing the case out only when I intend to play them. My precious bookshelf space is reserved for books. But what if you could make your video games collection look more like a shelf full of paperbacks?

We've already seen the classic vintage Penguin book covers turned into oversized wall art, postcards, tea towels, and even outdoor deck chairs. Now Etsy seller James Bit Originals is offering PDF templates obviously inspired by Penguin paperback style covers for just about any XBox 360, Playstation 3, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, and Playstation Vita title.

Buyers are sent PDF templates (3 for $6) to print out and slip into cover sleeves into something more suitable for stereotypical "grownup" interiors (even though plenty of grownups play and enjoy gaming).

So they're not as beautiful as Coralie Bickford-Smith's Penguin Classics bound books, but those with more graphic design skills and ambition could follow the footsteps of The GAF Collection and find inspiration not from books, but from the rich history of art house cinema to line their living room shelves.

(Images: Gregory Han - top, James Bit Originals, The GAF Collection)

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