April 8, 2013 | Author: Katherine Collom | Category: Posters | No Comments »
Apparently April is a month to celebrate funky literary holidays! Not only is it National Poetry Month, but National Library Week and Reading is Fun Week both also fall in April. So since this is such an active literary holiday month, we thought it would great to release a poster for a book that has long been considered as one of the greatest works of classic literature. April 25th marks the release of (drum roooooolllll) Anna Karenina! This famous book was Leo Tolstoy’s first true novel and was deemed as “flawless” by fellow author Fyodor Dostoyevsky. What better way to celebrate great literature and the love of reading than with a poster of a near perfect work of literature ? An added bonus is the above photograph of Tolstoy telling his grandchildren a story. Both are guaranteed to make you smile!
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March 27, 2013 | Author: Katherine Collom | Category: Posters | No Comments »
Hopefully you noticed our latest addition to the variety of posters available at Postertext, but if not, no worries! I am here to announce the release of our super awesome The Phantom of the Opera art print. This month marks World Theatre Day which means that we had to celebrate the allure of the theatre in style. And what better way to do it than with a book that uses the Paris Opera itself as a backdrop to create one of the most heartbreakingly eerie characters in literature? Hop on over to check out the art print yourself. Let us know if you think we’ve done Gaston Leroux’s book, The Phantom of the Opera, justice!
And if you have a keen eye, you will notice something different in our latest poster: no columns! We’d love to hear if you like this change and if want to see it incorporated in our other prints as well.
March 26, 2013 | Author: Katherine Collom | Category: Posters | No Comments »
We are excited to let you know that we have released our The Phantom of the Opera poster!
The Phantom of the Opera (24×36″ – 61×91.4cm)
This The Phantom of the Opera poster is created using the first 15 chapters of the book.
Using the singular passages from The Phantom of the Opera, this art print conjures up the specter from Leroux’s pages and revives this tale in a haunting way. The Phantom is depicted in his famous mask and cape as he disappears forever into the shades of his solitary subterranean realm. Like ashes in the wind, he disintegrates into the petals which fall from a wilting rose – a symbol of his toxic love for Christine. With his head bowed in sorrow and loneliness, he submerges once and for all into the darkness, never to be seen again.
Leroux’s chilling tale brings alive the dreamy allure of the theatre with all its romances, dramas, and legends, and this art print draws his famous Phantom out of the glooms and resuscitates him in a remarkable way.
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We are very excited about this release and look forward to hearing your thoughts on our brand new poster!
February 28, 2013 | Author: Katherine Collom | Category: News, Posters, Website | No Comments »
We are excited to let you know that we have released our Oliver Twist poster!
Oliver Twist (24×30″ – 61×76.2cm)
- OurOliver Twist poster is created using the first 20 chapters of the book.
Using Dickens entertaining and witty words, our poster recreates the poignant and saddening scene in which Oliver makes his legendary request: “Please sir, I want some more.” Frail and thin, with patched clothing that barely protects his fragile frame, Oliver holds the bowl out in his slight, bird-like, hands. In this work of art, the well-fed and overindulged Master looks down at him in a mixture of shock and scorn; Oliver has just done something no other little orphan had dared to do before. Through use of the creative words from Oliver Twist, this poster gives new life to this well-known scene which is a vital part of Oliver’s story.
Oliver Twist is one of Dickens’ most renowned works and continues to delight and astound readers today. Our illustration brings alive the inner workings of England’s workhouses, and presents you with a constant reminder of the plight of the diminutive Oliver with his untainted soul.
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We hope you are as excited as we are about this new release! We’d love to hear your thoughts and comments!
February 4, 2013 | Author: Katherine Collom | Category: Interesting discoveries, Posters | No Comments »
Yesterday, we announced on our blog the release of four spectacular art prints: Romeo and Juliet, The Three Musketeers, A Christmas Carol, and A Room with a View. This is exciting stuff for us, and we felt that nothing would be more appropriate to commemorate it all with than to give you a few fun facts about each author. Hopefully you’ll learn something new today!
- Shakespeare’s profession was acting, not writing. He did write 37 plays and 154 sonnets in his lifetime, but he was also known to frequently act in his own plays (as well as in plays by other writers).
- Shakespeare quotes are the second most commonly used in the English language, coming in second place only to the Bible.
- The amount of suicides in Shakespeare’s plays number an unlucky 13, with, of course, the suicides in Romeo and Juliet being among them.
- Alexandre Dumas’ estate was called the Chateau de Monte Cristo or the Chateau d”If. Both these names are featured in his famous novel The Count of Monte Cristo.
- Alexandre was somewhat of a quixotic player back in his day. He had several romantic liaisons outside of his marriage and fathered two illegitimate children.
- Alexandre’s illegitimate son, Alexandre Dumas, fils, also went on to become a writer–his most notable work being The Lady of the Camellias.
- When Charles was just a boy, his father was sent to debtor’s prison and Charles had to go work in a shoe polish factory as a result. He spent three years there and garnered a lot of experiences which he later passed into his stories and novels.
- It is believed that Dickens had a mild case of OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder). He was known to rearrange his furniture several times throughout the day and comb his hair excessively.
- Dickens’ novel The Old Curiosity Shop was published in serial form and gained such a following which was not replicated until the release of the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. Apparently, thousands of fans gathered on the docks to greet the ship bringing in the last installment of Dickens’ book and shouted out to the sailors, desperate to know the ending to the story.
And of course for some fun facts on E.M. Forster, check out my January 22nd Forster themed blog. Enjoy!