May 7, 2013 § Leave a comment
A book: a world full of images, flavors and …colors. Can you really imagine the colors of your favorite novels? Jaz Parkinson has created color charts for different classic works of literature to visually represent the novels’ colorful worlds, building mini rainbows that correspond to the most prominent colors of each work.
November 28, 2012 § Leave a comment
We are in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars
I can resist everything but temptation.
One of the wittiest spirit of literature is also the most quoted. The Guardian gathered Oscar Wilde’s top 50 epigrams in just one infographic:
via The Guardian
October 23, 2012 § Leave a comment
Are you familiar with law enforcement composite sketch software? You know, the software the police uses to create portraits of suspects based on eye-witness descriptions? Well, Brian Joseph Davis had the brilliant idea of using such software with literary descriptions of book characters. Some of the most iconic protagonists are there, from Jesus to Humbert Humbert, and from Jane Eyre to Holly Golightly.
A casting director’s dream, right?
Unfortunately The Composites tumblr is closing down (but a book is coming out). Just my luck to discover something fun once it is about to end…
July 24, 2012 § 3 Comments
How would you imagine Oliver Twist’s breakfast of gruel and water or Alice in Wonderland’s afternoon tea served? Dinah Fried in her photographic series entitled Fictitious Dishes decided to capture the meals of five fictional characters – Oliver Twist, The Catcher in the Rye, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, The Girl with a Dragon Tattoo and Moby Dick.
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
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June 26, 2012 § Leave a comment
Would you imagine Alice taking the subway to wander around Wonderland? Perhaps not, but this transit map identifies the key locations of Lewis Carroll’s inspiration.
Well, if you don’t know where you want to get to, it doesn’t matter which way you go as the Cat would say…
March 16, 2012 § Leave a comment
To read James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake, is quite an experience; I cannot even imagine how could anybody try to illustrate its world of dreams and illusion.
In February of 2010, Paris-based designer and illustrator Stephen Crowe decided to undertake this task; to illustrate chapter by chapter one of the most difficult works of fiction in the English language. The result is an ongoing project entitled Wake in Progress, in which different techniques and design styles are mixed together.
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March 1, 2012 § Leave a comment
Always desirable, even if it comes from a vintage poster. From Works Progress Administration project of President Roosevelt’s effort to elevate the nation from the grip of The Great Depression in 1935.
Make this promise to yourself this March.
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