Saturday, October 5, 2013

Snips & Specs and Tchotchkes

I never thought I'd say this, but Facebook ads have finally shown me something I actually love and might buy.

I just discovered Litographs, a company that creates art from books we love! Generally they're able to include the full text of the work, in very very tiny font, printed on a t-shirt, a tote bag, or my favorite, an actual canvas to be hung on like, probably every wall of my little apartment.

I'm obsessed with these prints not just because I love the idea of reworking a book as a visual art object, but also because the art itself is so lovely and spare and elegant.

Here's a few of my favorites, although there are so many more! Check out the actual website for some cool close-ups of the text that makes up the prints, since that's half the fun.

Walden by Henry David Thoreau

The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

Moby Dick by Herman Melville
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

So which of these prints do YOU covet, either for yourself or a book-loving buddy?  Are there other books-as-art ideas out there that I should know about so I can continue to overcrowd my apartment with tchotchkes?? Let me know in the comments!



  1. THIS IS SO COOL!!!! I want them all.

  2. I have The Great Gatsby one from PosterText. I adore it!


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