Friday, 11 April 2014


Every time I denounce Facebook for good, it'll throw up a wee gem onto my news-feed that convinces me all over again to stick with it. Today's random nugget of goodness was a wee link to Spineless Classics, a site that makes and sells large canvases of the ENTIRE texts of your favourite books in tiny 4pt font... With pleasing stylistic elements thrown in for good measure..

Check out my favourites:

Mark Haddon: The Curious Incident of the Boy in the Nighttime
My favourite LOOKING of all, just check out those wee symbols that pepper the book - and the large pitchfork motif... Perfect! Sidenote, this is an amazing book about how a young boy with Aspergers manages to track down the killer of a neighbour's dog. It's written from his unique POV and is well worth a read. Very quick too, you'll be done in a few days.

JK Rowling's Harry Potter and the Philospher's Stone
Do I even need to say anything? Nahhh!

Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre and Jane Austen's Mansefield Park
Oh how I wish Jane Eyre was portrait and not landscape. Not a fan of landscape prints or canvases, is that just me? If it had been, it would have been 1000% bought. It's my favourite book, don't ya know. I think. Maybe. Today...

Aldous Huxley: Brave New World 

Louisa May Alcott's Little Women
So long it's split over two A0 canvases. But so beautiful!
Charles Darwin's Origin of Species
Again over two posters. Bloody brilliant! SC also does the King James Bible, if you're that way inclined, but for me it'd have to be this...

Printed in prose verse, with the titled, of course, omitted so as not to curse any of us! Favourite (again, today!) of Shakespeare's plays, and this would nicely mirror another piece by Roddy made from an old map of Scotland... I can picture it in my living room now! Hmmm *places order*

William Shakespeare: The Complete Works
This is just the middle A0-sized canvas of 5 which make up this monstrous Complete Works. If you somehow had a HUGE wall to display them all on, or wanted to dot them around your house (as easily as someone COULD dot something sized A0!) they would certainly make a statement!

I'm totally obsessed by these, and will have at LEAST one for my living room shortly, mark my words!

1 comment:

May la Faye said...

Spineless Classics... Very fun title and very fitting. My fav is the curious incident of the dog in the night-time I've read that book years ago and enjoyed it much so. Then of course The Hobbit. Great post thanks for sharing <3

MLFx | May la Faye

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