PR: DODO iPad Case Saves Bookbinding in San Francisco

by Dustin   on August 18, 2010
Filed under Press Release

The DODO iPad case is built by hand using traditional bookbinding techniques so it looks and feels just like a paper book. The DODO iPad case has revived the endangered trade of bookbinding in San Francisco. By working with local master bookbinders, DODOcase is helping bookbinders adapt to a world of iPads and Kindles. Lightweight, strong, eco-friendly and stunningly beautiful, the DODOcase is an ideal material for holding and protecting mobile devices.

San Francisco, California – The DODO iPad case is made by an endangered breed, the San Francisco bookbinder. As the popularity of iPads, Kindles, and e-books grows many are lamenting the end of the traditional paper book. DODOcase is doing its small part to help protect the art of bookbinding from extinction by adapting the art form to a new niche, the iPad case.

The DODO iPad case is built by hand using traditional bookbinding techniques so it looks and feels just like a paper book. At last count there were only three commercial bookbinders left in San Francisco. DODOcase is helping these last remaining San Francisco bookbinders rise from the ashes by making its iPad case locally.

Gabi Hanoun, Owner of Cardoza-James Binding has been a book binder for 40 years and has witnessed first hand the fall of the bookbinding and print industry in San Francisco. “We started this business in 1958, and at our peak had 75 employees, but in the 80’s and 90’s we had to downsize because we lost a lot of business. We were at five employees, including me, until we landed the DODOcase business.”

Now Cardoza and James is hiring with a staff of over 15 bookbinders. Gabi sees a bright future for his business and the bookbinding industry in San Francisco. He recently started teaching his daughters the family business so one more generation will carry the art of bookbinding into the future. If you love technology and books get yourself a DODO iPad Case and do your part to save the art of bookbinding from extinction.

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The DODO iPad Case is built using traditional book binding techniques by master binders in San Francisco. Our mission is to protect from extinction while blending the beauty of tradition and technology. Copyright (C) 2010 DODOcase. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.


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