Monday Marvels

For my first installment of Monday Marvels (marvelous insights and innovative imaginings brought to you only on Monday), I present to you the coolest idea in literature as art. Or art as literature. Imagine having the first fourteen chapters of Little Women, or another of your favorite all-time reads on a wall in your living room with the text as art. Cool idea, huh? has a bunch of already-designed books-on-poster, all of them enhanced with a white silhouette of the character(s) in the book so that the poster is part image, part columns of alphabet. 

With the e-book revolution firmly on the current landscape and even more so on the horizon, I think books that aren’t in some digitized form will become art. Perhaps not in my lifetime. Or my kids’ lifetime. But I am thinking in less than 100 years books will be still be books but they will not be made of paper, just like they are no longer on papyrus or on cave walls. Books will be electronic. Writers of books will still be in demand. And readers of books will still demand them. But the medium will change.

BUT books as art? Yes there will be those. Books made of paper and ink and form and substance? There will still be a market for those. It will just be different than it is now. And here is a clever start to picturing what is likely to be part of the coming attraction.

I am going to get one of these. Just need to decide which one. . . Which would you get? Or which book would you have made into a poster?

I am leaning toward Pride and Prejudice. Take a look. Isn’t it lovely? Thoughts, anyone, on any of this?

Author: Susan

This post has 6 Comments

  1. Stephanie on February 21, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    Jane Eyre for me!

  2. Krista Casada on February 21, 2011 at 7:39 pm furnishes a fascinating image of the covers of books you have in your account; people make posters, tshirt graphics, etc. of the images. Check under Widgets and extensions.

  3. Lucie B. on February 21, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    Wow, this is a pretty cool idea! I'd buy one but not sure which classic book I would choose hmmmm. I am always amazed at the new ideas that people come out with but I always ask myself this question, why didn't I think of that? Lol

  4. Susan Meissner on February 21, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    Steph, no surprise there. I know it's one of your faves. They prob don't have What do Smurfs Do All Day, anyhoo.. .
    And Krista, that is a cool thing!!
    True, Lucie, I wish I had thunk up this one. . .

  5. Beverly Nault on February 21, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    Gone with the Wind!

  6. Anonymous on March 3, 2011 at 6:07 am

    Those are wonderful. Mine would definitely be Pride and Prejudice, hubby's would be Sherlock Holmes. Alice and Moby Dick are so clever, Well, they all are. Do you have any idea if the print is actually readable?

    Books as art. I can see it. Some of the covers are stunning. And some illuminated books of eras past are sought after works of art.

    Thanks for this Marvel, Sooz.

    Mary Kay

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