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Back in July of this year, we gave four sets of amazing Android Progress Administration Propaganda Prints from Andrew Bell. These throwback-style posters are stylistically designed to replicate those from the 30s and 40s, and they look fantastic.

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Fast-forward to now and Bell has teamed up with Cruzerlite to bring some of this killer artwork to cases designed for the Nexus 7. I was able to get my hands on a couple back at the Big Android BBQ and, to put it simply, these are some of the best-looking cases I've ever seen. Of course, that's precisely what they're for: looks. They may do a little to keep your beloved tablet safe in the event of a spill, but don't expect a lot – these are definitely made to just add a little flare and style to the N7.

Those who love the N7's thin profile will really enjoy these cases, as they are incredibly thin and don't really add a lot of bulk or weight to the tablet. The top and bottom are essentially "open," and just subtly curve around half of both ends. The sides are what really hold the case on the tablet, as they curve around to where the bezel meets the back. It's all very subtle and actually kind of hard to tell there's even a case on the device from the front or side view.

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The real allure here, however, is the back; this is of course where you'll find Bell's handiwork. The two designs available – Design, Develop, Deploy and Code for Victory – are subtly different than their poster-based counterparts, mostly in text placement. The text on both has been moved to the top, which does look better for a case design. Otherwise, they're exact likenesses of the posters, which makes for a really nice aesthetic on on the Nexus 7 – most cases just don't offer this sort of visual appeal.

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Naturally, the case has cutouts in all the appropriate places: power, volume rocker, microUSB, speakers, camera, and headphone jack. The overall design and quality of the case feels really nice, despite the fact that's incredibly thin. It's worth noting that it's not too thin – it does have some substance to it. But like I said, it's good for looks and avoiding scratches, but that's about it. Since I generally run my devices naked, this case is pretty perfect for me. And man they look so good – I'm kind of in love with them at this point.

These cases just hit the Cruzerlite site today for $29.90 a piece. I have a feeling stock won't last long, so hit the respective link below to snag one for yourself.

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • whispy_snippet

    Sensational! They look totally rad.

  • Joshua

    Well damn, I'm gonna need to buy a Nexus 7 just for that case. Those look excellent.

    Also, my Note 2 is kept in a thin case like that. After a few spills, the screen is slightly scratched and there are visible scars on the exterior, but it definitely would have been destroyed without the protection. The case has a small crack in one of the bottom corners, which may develop into a serious problem eventually. Otherwise, it's still holding up pretty well.

    • Nicholas Loomans

      I was thinking the same thing. I would love to put something like this on the back of my new Nexus 4 and my laptop.

  • http://www.tarasmuz.ru/ Taras Lanchev

    Can we have these as wallpapers?

    • RitishOemraw

      Yeh, these would be great as wallpapers! For both my desktop and my android devices :D

    • Brayden Reesor

      Yeah, this! Please!

    • John Powell

      Yes, absolutely! I need these as wallpapers!

  • mgamerz

    Wow that's badass.

  • tltan86

    Any plans for release on I9100?

  • motoridersd

    These are amazing. Hopefully I didn't miss them already. Did they go on sale and are sold out or still not showing up?

    • JoelMic

      try now

  • Michael Nguyen

    These look great! I might actually grab the commit one...

  • ewlung

    I have asked Cruzerlite to have this kind of thin case with simply blank color back!

    Those drawing are nice, but I prefer one solid color.

    Otherwise I am waiting Incipio Feather series to come for N7 2013.

  • ab prie

    I honestly do not understand, why someone relates WW2 propaganda material to open-source android, and why this should be awesome.

    • h4rr4r

      It is a design style.
      Some people like this style. I would love similar slogans but drawn like USSR propaganda posters. It has nothing to do with open source, closed source or FREE/libre software.

      • ab prie

        the point is not, that I am talking about open/closed source stuff. I am trying to understand, why someone would like war... there are a lot of 20s/30s style adaptions out there that do not deal with this topic and still follow the art of that area.

        • Bobby Tucker

          My advice to you sir is keep looking, but you won't find better. Peace.

    • John Smith

      because it's a war out there.

  • Roh_Mish

    Nexus 4?? I would have taken if they got it in market a month early. I was looking for a case replacement. Now i have a normal SGP cheap case

  • John Smith

    i think the kids would buy "They Live" style cases. what do you think?

    • StriderWhite

      Brilliant! I wonder how many people here saw that movie!!

      • https://plus.google.com/108596272537415356460/posts Jason Farrell

        All I remember anymore is the epic alley fight scene...

      • James Sarino

        I sure did...partly because "Rowdy" Roddy Piper was in it. :-)

      • John Smith

        "I have come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass...and I'm all out of bubble gum."

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wp_K8prLfso

  • daburghit

    I'm going to need to have this as posters for my cubicle. So cool.

  • Chad

    Hope they decide to make the same cases for when the new Nexus 10 drops

  • Jim

    I think a lot of people want that as a case, a fortune is about to be made I believe and well deserved.

  • Chris Cardinal

    The Code for Victory one is a bit... unsettling, just because of the bizarre Japanese Zero Kamikaze pilot connotations there...

    • ChumbleSpuzz

      The zero was a single engine fighter aircraft. Those look like B-24s with a bit of artistic license thrown in.

  • Potato

    Comment that code ... unless you write clean code. http://amzn.com/0132350882

  • KoRRo

    wow. i hope the will release them also for nexus 5... usually i hate covers but those are awesome, i could really think to use them.

  • Virtualtech

    Great cases. I just ordered one as my Nexus 7 was getting scratched up.

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