Reading friends, I realize this blog is quickly turning into a space about interior decorating for bookshops, but I am unabashed; I am completely enamored with these nifty posters of classic literature. Can you believe that the picture is formed by all the text from the entire novel? If you had a super high-powered magnifying glass, you could read maybe a couple lines every day.
Did you guess that the picture above is Moby Dick?
My next favorite is The Great Gatsby, which is a book I’ve only recently read (I know, can you believe that?). I loved everything about that perfect little book, and this poster manages to capture the characters’ obsessive longing for the unattainable exactly.
The company that makes them is called Postertext. I think the concept is just genius.
Do you have a favorite from their shop? What are some books you’d like to see made into a Postertext? I’d kind of like to see what they’d do for Charlotte’s Web or Anna Karenina. But then again….a woman being run over by a train? Maybe not.
I’d love to hear from you!
(Photos from Postertext)