Am I the only one that does spring cleaning in the fall? Maybe it’s the cold, rainy weather that makes me want to brighten up my house and settle down with a good book and a cup of tea.
Should you, too, find yourself simultaneously wishing to spruce up your digs and get some reading done, here are some options for incorporating literature into your wall decor.
First, Spineless offers posters made out of the full text of classic novels. That’s right–whip out your magnifying glass, and you could read The Wizard of Oz (right) from start to finish. Says the website:
At Spineless Publishing we believe that having a great work form part of the backdrop of your life figuratively shouldn’t stop you having it there literally. [… H]ard as it may be to believe, each one of our designs contains the full text of the book. Where there are shapes in the design, the words wrap to the edges rather than being removed or shaded. The apparent font size is roughly 4 point which is perfectly legible with the naked eye if you have 20/20 vision, or with light magnification if you don’t.
Or, if Spineless doesn’t have your favorite book, you could try this DIY version like this teen blogger did:
So. Over the July 4th weekend I decided to embark on a new craft-like project. I’d always thought it would be cool to paint a chapter of a book on a wall, but never actually followed through with the vision. Untillllll I decided to ask my mom if she trusted me enough to paint the wall in the stairwell leading to the basement and she said YES. I started drawing lines on July 4th and two weeks later, I had successfully painted the entire chapter of The Tale of the Three Brothers from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows on the wall, word for word. I completely guessed as to whether or not it would all fit, and miraculously it fit perfectly, all 20-something pages.
Here are some more ways to get lit onto your walls (you’ll have to find your own cup of tea, though):
- A map of San Francisco made up of literary quotes about San Francisco–hella meta, dude
- Portraits of authors (literally) in their own words
- For a more graphic approach, there are also these minimalist posters of classic stories.
- And finally, a custom painting of your bookshelf or a text-poster from Postertext to hang across from your Spineless art.