Happy Holidays Bibliophiles,
Back by popular demand, we're excited to introduce our 2016 Literary Calendar!
To kick things off, we are giving away the calendars in our largest giveaway yet. Win 1 of 50 FREE calendars by subscribing to our newsletter.
Hurry though! Contest ends in just a week on December 15th, 2015.
Enter to win here: https://gleam.io/A0CJQ/postertext-2016-calendar-giveaway
December is here! We celebrate the holiday season with our first two releases from Kurt Vonnegut's titillating novels:
The Immortal words of Vonnegut’s classic Slaughterhouse-Five are artfully reimagined to create a one-of-a-kind poster revealing anti-hero Billy Pilgrim at the heart of one of World War II’s darkest moments.
The witty and poignant prose of Kurt Vonnegut’s seminal work Cat’s Cradle is expertly formed into a striking portrait of Earth, and life as we know it, is balanced delicately in the strings of the innocent children’s game.
Today we are releasing our The Book Thief art print.
The text of Markus Zusak’s powerful work, The Book Thief, is repurposed here to create a unique portrait of the novel’s protagonist Liesel Meminger under the watchful eye of Death. Ever brave and determined, Liesel’s passion for literature is demonstrated here guiding her through a truly tumultuous upbringing.
Buy this print at: http://postertext.com/products/the-book-thief-poster
Let us know what you love about the poster!
Happy November everybody!
Today we are releasing our My Man Jeeves art print.
The delightful hijinks of P.G. Wodehouse’s My Man Jeeves is beautifully on display in this unique rendering created using only the author’s original words.
Buy this print at: http://postertext.com/products/my-man-jeeves-poster
Let us know what you think!
We're releasing today our Aesop's Fables art print!
For this illustration, we had the unique challenge of illustrating for--not one--but a whole collection of stories. And because the stories originated from a single man, a slave named Aesop who lived in ancient Greece between 620 and 560 BCE, we wanted to represent these stories as coming from this man.
After many hours of brainstorming, we are happy to come to the below design,
Incredibly, this art print contains Aesop's entire collection of fables, such as the famous lessons learned in The Tortoise and the Hare to the famous saying that originated from The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing.
Read more about this poster here: http://postertext.com/products/aesops-fables-poster
We hope you like it!
Why are stories and novels of Stephen King so popular? Is it because of his writing style? His imagination? His wife's support? ...or is it maybe because of his habit to drink tea while writing?
Yes, it sounds weird, but your writing habits can indeed influence your writing.
Below is an infographic sent to us by Mike Hanski that illustrates the writing habits of certain famous writers, helping us to understand how certain authors write. You can view the original here: http://bid4papers.com/blog/
Today marks a very special day for everyone at Postertext. We are releasing not one but TWO contemporary titles!
It took great effort to obtain rights from the publishers behind these two titles, so I proudly present you:
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
I hope you enjoy these two designs!
There's a chance that your favorite book isn't these two we've just released. If that is the case, please help us know which titles to work on next by submitting a request for your favorite book here: http://postertext.com/pages/book-request
Science-fiction is one of my most beloved genres, and so I was delighted when I saw NPR's flowchart on navigating sci-fi and fantasy books!
For an interactive version of the above, see here: http://www.sfsignal.com/interactive/npr100.htm
I was cleaning up my bookmarks today, and accidentally clicked on a Deviantart bookmark. For the uninitiated, Deviantart is one of the largest online art communities out there. Since the browser already loaded up the page, I decided to browse around for a bit. A few minutes in, I found something remarkable.
I came across a Deviantart user by the name of carriezona.
She finds poetry on pages of books by connecting words together; words that are not intended by the original author to be together; words that form poetic sentences that touch upon, albeit ever so slightly, the original meaning of the text but through a whole different form of literature.
This is found poetry, and below are a "few" of my favorites.
(I've typed out each poem in plain text in case the original is hard to follow. Best results if you keep an open-mind about how words are used here; I know some of these poems may read a bit disjointedly!)
The books separated him,
He would wait for that time alone.
Reasons to live:
A few friends
The gravity insisted upon daybreak,
The new day became any other,
All sober and smiling.
Heaven is anywhere.
No explanation needed :)
One night I went to him,
And I offered my soul.
About getting swept up in love.
Two in perfect unity,
A number created heaven for the universe,
To bond and fuse,
Into all things and one but two,
Understand that your soul is not bound by,
Three-dimensional earthly existence.
In my nature is one who wishes to know himself,
I am a sleeping thought that does not cease thinking.
I am the dream that I see and feel I am.
We are all in the circle together,
Drawn to the center.
The world is engulfed in battle,
Lest we reach the sublime.
Men of language speak,
And their souls confuse words,
With machines as neither should think,
On their own,
Yet they have a mind,
As any of us do.
But swaying unevenly to and fro,
Motion again shook them,
Shaken threshing borne away,
And from one,
All things began to form.
Love is a spark of light,
Dazzling blaze of flame,
Like accidents which happen,
In the untempered heat we feel.
Death is a reshuffling,
Of bodies and truth,
Whose order is changed,
Taking away everything else,
And leaving some raw fire.
His hands began to seek,
And found me in forever.
How to look at trees and recognize something beautiful,
In the formation of an ordered beauty as to catch the eye,
And discover the secret of the whole,
Such is the grandeur against the sky,
And we are the broken light silhouette of.
True meaning appears to anyone who can see,
That his mind is not a copy,
But a thing-in-itself embodied in significance,
Never bound to reality.
Let the thing we mean to be,
Know the thing we feel we are.
Life is inertia,
Ever losing something under the setting sun,
Echoing the same word over again,
Let me shoot the arrow of chaos into your creation,
And become an invented being.
"Why?" I asked,
And the world answered,
With centuries of carnage and selfish quietness.
There was a secret of the world,
That would be unaware of me.
The night overtakes us in an eager desire.
We soon lost sight of the sun.
We go seeking looking for a conscious meaning,
I doubt if there are any who know it knowingly.
I thought to myself, he would...
...he would...would be...
He would see,
He is so a part of the cosmos in me.
He knew the danger of passion,
Formed in the hollows like breath in the lung.
The heart is always feeding the visions.
To find a proper burn,
They trace the path into the ground,
With atomic rays.
The feeling of gravity,
Keeps us down.
The passing through time,
Is a new blood falling into that one hollow heart,
One hundred times a day.
Yesterday is almost like a moment in my mind,
A well-furnished collection of memories that,
I forgot at the time.
Distance and time,
"I, uh stumbled into a moment."
The city is desolate,
With a weeping recollection of joy.
These lights replaced the forest,
Arcades of foliage,
Broken by lines of avenue,
You have all my heart,
You have me.
Why shouldn't the cat have a pretty thin story,
He threw it downstairs across the fireplace,
He was clearly an expert.
The cat could not be trusted.
And there was the evening breeze on his neck and he knew.
But what is a man?
An unravel of flesh and bones,
And the soul.
Subtle like vapour,
I was a thought,
I had to feel to be.
At the beginning,
He wrote of the end.
Carrie no longer updates her Deviantart page as often as before, but you can find her and her found poetry project at her tumblr page here: http://foundpoetries.tumblr.com/.
I've sent her an email asking for an interview, and will update this blog post with the interview!
We didn't plan to receive so many emails asking about the 2015 Literary Calendar! To be clear, we do not have a 2015 Literary Calendar, but due to the emails our customers have been sending us, we will make this an annual tradition.
We will be making a Literary Calendar each year starting next year!
Want to be notified each year when the calendar is available? Submit a request for it through our book request page. Under the 'Book Title or Author' field, enter 'Literary Calendar'.