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!