Wordy Art

Thanks to the Book Muncher, I think I may have found my next 'I Want' item. The genius company Postertext has created starkly graphic posters of a few classic novels using only the text from the novel itself. Each one depicts an iconic moment from the book - immediately recognizable - whether you get close enough to read the text or not. This is brilliant. And now I want them all, because how do you choose from these beauties?

Pride and Prejudice
(poster is created from the first 35 chapters)
I want it because it IS Eliza and Darcy.

Crime and Punishment
(poster is created from the first 4 chapters)
Crime and Punishment happens to be my favorite book from high school (I was a MAJOR geek) but it still managed to give me nightmares for weeks on end. I love it that they chose such a horrific yet iconic scene here.

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
(poster is created by using text from the entire book)
I want this poster for the image alone. Who doesn't love the Wizard of Oz?

Which would you choose to hang in your library?

6 comments:

Nomes said...

wow. this stuff is awesome. such a cool creative idea. i agree - the wizard of oz one is my fave too :)

Chachic said...

Oooh these are cool posters! I like the Pride and Prejudice, Wizard of Oz, Peter Pan and Alice in Wonderland designs.

Holly said...

I'm in love with this idea. Must check out the rest of the collection.

the epic rat said...

That is pretty amazing, and I definitely would be torn between which posters I "MUST HAVE NOW" vs "love but don't need need."

The Wizard of Oz is amazing!

lasrisas said...

That's so awesome! I'd go with Wizard of Oz or Moby Dick :)

Jessica (The Bluestocking Society) said...

Ooh. I love this. This may make me a MAJOR nerd of a different sort, but I love the Constitution one. I also love the Pride and Prejudice and Alice in Wonderland ones. I'm adding these to my wishlist. Thanks for pointing them out!