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Pictures that *contain* a thousand words (and then some)…

 

 a 24 X 36 in.  poster composed of the text of EMMA; click here for a zoomable version

Artist Danny Fein loves books.  It drives him nuts that that 40% of all books printed are eventually destroyed by publishers, while developing nations face a book famine.  So Danny started Litographs

Litographs are prints that are created from the text of classic books. For most titles we are able to print the entire book on our 24×36″ paper. We offer designs in both color and black & white, and in two sizes.

In all cases, the text is sharp and fully legible. You can see the actual size of the text by viewing any of our designs and clicking on the boxes in the main image. Learn more about the process at our How it Works page…

Did you know that in 2008 publishers turned 77 million unsold books into pulp? At the same time, as education systems evolve in developing countries, students face a dire need for large quantities of new, high-quality books.

As book-lovers, we know how painful it can be to clean out bookshelves to make room for new titles. Like so many others, we have tried to donate our favorite books to good causes, only to learn that the texts they need are not what we have to offer.

We have worked closely with the International Book Bank to develop a strategy where we can breathe life into our old favorites while simultaneously providing new books where they are needed most. In the process, we also support independent booksellers by purchasing their old inventory.

Read more about how it works, and learn more about the IBB and their mission in this interview with their Executive Director, Kate Joyce.

See more litographs– from The Aeneid and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland to The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and The Works of Edgar Allan Poehere; and hear Joe Rotundi (to whom, TotH) interview Danny here.

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As we curl up between the covers, we might send superlatively speculative birthday greetings to H.G. Wells; he was born on this date in 1866.  A prolific writer of novels, history, political and social commentary, textbooks, and rules for war games, Wells is best remembered (with Jules Verne and Hugo Gernsback) as “the father of science fiction” for his “scientific romances”– The War of the WorldsThe Time MachineThe Invisible Man, The Island of Doctor Moreau, et al.

 Litograph of THE TIME MACHINE, click here for a zoomable version

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Written by LW

September 21, 2012 at 1:01 am

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