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Creative Ways to Display Art Books?Creative Ways to Display Art Books?Ask MFC

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The Devil May Cry 5 art book, "Art Works", released today in Japan! With any luck AmiAmi will be messaging their customers very soon, myself included, for payment request and shipment.


With that in mind, I thought I'd ask the MFC community how you all display your art books!

I love Devil May Cry 5 and can't bear the thought of simply putting it away in a drawer once I've read through it so I'd love to see and read how you guys display your own art books! Is it between a collection of related figures or do you put it up on a wall or maybe some other method entirely?! Let me know!
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Do you buy art books?

93%Yes! I love them.
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ddarkoIl y a 1 an#57974939I love collecting artbooks, and occasionally I would even splurge on Absolute or Deluxe Edition of comics when its an artist I love (like Jim Lee).
When it comes to displaying them, I find it a bit tricky. Most of my artbooks are oversized, and have quiet heavy text blocks. Yes, the binding is good in those books, especially the Absolute editions, but keeping them upright for a long time can still cause the book binding to sag inward due to the weight.
There are many opinions on the net on how to really store these books. The cheapest, and safest way for over-sized books is to keep them lying flat, BUT DO NOT STACK more than 3 to 4 volumes on top of each other! If you stack more than that, the weight distribution will cause problems for the binding of the book on the very bottom.
If you are willing to spend a lot of money, there are ways you can display the book open to a certain page, or at an angle like in museums. But displays built properly for such tasks are quiet expensive. So its something I cannot afford.
That being said, these only apply if you are looking at oversized artbooks that are quiet thick. Some artbooks are about 192 pages, and standard size. You can display them in many ways like what people have described here without much issues.


So sorry for my late reply! I would love to look into these displays that allow to keep a certain page displayed, if only out of curiosity! Highlighting my favorite part of the book and showing it off sounds like a dream.

Thank you so much for the tips on how to properly care for these books! I actually did not know that improper storage like you described could harm the binding. I’ll be sure to avoid doing those things.
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LadyLavellan JennaroniPepperoni
aozeroIl y a 1 an#57982407I used to use book stands but then I ran out of space because I bought so many, so now they’re just on a boring old bookshelf, but I display some sideways so that the covers are visible.
It’s a bit impractical because you kinda have to balance them but it looks decent.


Interesting idea! If I ever end up buying a ton of books I’ll be sure to consider this! Pardon the late reply!
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LadyLavellan JennaroniPepperoni
LucifieryIl y a 1 an#58020695I haven't really started buying artbooks yet because figures and manga is already expensive in quantities and funds. I was actually just thinking of displaying them like regular books without stands but have them in alpabetic order.

Sorry for my late reply! But I understand where you’re coming from with this hobby being expensive! Your idea sounds simple but effective. :)
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I haven't really started buying artbooks yet because figures and manga is already expensive in quantities and funds. I was actually just thinking of displaying them like regular books without stands but have them in alpabetic order.
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I used to use book stands but then I ran out of space because I bought so many, so now they’re just on a boring old bookshelf, but I display some sideways so that the covers are visible.

It’s a bit impractical because you kinda have to balance them but it looks decent.
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LadyLavellan JennaroniPepperoni
ActIl y a 1 an#57970952I do the same thing as ChibiSaturn -- I use them as background for theme shelves. It makes the shelves look more... full? Alive?
On the other hand this does kind of limit you to only displaying artbooks you have other things to go with, but when it works it looks really nice.


I totally agree! As long as there's other merch/figures to go with the books it really works aesthetically. I mentioned a few comments down that unfortunately DMC 5 figures are still on pre-order for a few months so I'm looking for a different option! Thanks for chipping in!

FixedCameraIl y a 1 an#57975130I collect art books like crazy but I have no fancy way of displsying them ;v; Other than their spines popping out in my bookshelf.
Also I am so outta touch I didnt know 5 already got an artbook. Too bad my wallet suffering atm


Sounds like you you have much of a choice but to display them in a shelf, haha. Ans yeah it was put up for pre-order really soon after the game was released! It was impressively fast! I'm sorry you'll be missing out on the preorder D: I think I'll be putting up a small article to show it off to those who are thinking of picking it up!
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I collect art books like crazy but I have no fancy way of displsying them ;v; Other than their spines popping out in my bookshelf.

Also I am so outta touch I didnt know 5 already got an artbook. Too bad my wallet suffering atm
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I love collecting artbooks, and occasionally I would even splurge on Absolute or Deluxe Edition of comics when its an artist I love (like Jim Lee).

When it comes to displaying them, I find it a bit tricky. Most of my artbooks are oversized, and have quiet heavy text blocks. Yes, the binding is good in those books, especially the Absolute editions, but keeping them upright for a long time can still cause the book binding to sag inward due to the weight.

There are many opinions on the net on how to really store these books. The cheapest, and safest way for over-sized books is to keep them lying flat, BUT DO NOT STACK more than 3 to 4 volumes on top of each other! If you stack more than that, the weight distribution will cause problems for the binding of the book on the very bottom.

If you are willing to spend a lot of money, there are ways you can display the book open to a certain page, or at an angle like in museums. But displays built properly for such tasks are quiet expensive. So its something I cannot afford.

That being said, these only apply if you are looking at oversized artbooks that are quiet thick. Some artbooks are about 192 pages, and standard size. You can display them in many ways like what people have described here without much issues.
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kyoshinheiIl y a 1 an#57968976snippy
Awesome! Yes please, definitely keep us updated ^_^ (I've always enjoyed your collector's DIY articles anyways btw :D)
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I do the same thing as ChibiSaturn -- I use them as background for theme shelves. It makes the shelves look more... full? Alive?

On the other hand this does kind of limit you to only displaying artbooks you have other things to go with, but when it works it looks really nice.
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