This is all great stuff, and I want to see more of this. Publishers, get on it. From Penguin, two posters of the fantastic covers for the new set of Penguin Deluxe Classics:
Then the very delightful design blog Kitsune Noir has begun the Kitsune Noir Poster Club by asking five artists to produce a poster based on a book they love. The results of which include another take on Moby Dick:
Poster inspired by Herman Melville’s Moby Dick, by Mark Weaver
But I think my two favourites are these, coming from opposite ends of the austerity scale:
Poster inspired by David Foster Wallace’s Infinte Jest, by Cody Hoyt
Poster inspired by Henry David Thoreau’s Walden, by Jez Burrows
And then there’s Penguin designer and, more importantly, ≥ regular Stefanie Posavec, who has a print at 20x200. It’s based on Walter Benjamin’s ‘The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction’, and uses the same technique to visualize the text as she’s used before for On the Road.
Walter Benjamin: A Literary Organism Analysis print, by Stefanie Posavec
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