Text From Classic Books Forms Minimalist Posters


Publishing company Spineless Classics believes that "having a great [art]work form part of the backdrop of your life figuratively, shouldn't stop you having it there literally." So, the company creates interpretive posters of your favorite stories by using every single word from classic fairy tales and novels as the foundation for their illustrations.

The designs vary, but the artists draw upon both the positive and negative spaces to form the silhouetted designs for each poster, including Alice in Wonderland, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Heart of Darkness, and Much Ado About Nothing. According to the website, the text is set at 4 point font size, which is completely legible if you have 20/20 vision (and still legible with a magnifying glass if you don't). Every single word is visible, so if you have great vision and a lot of patience, you could read an entire story while standing in front of a poster as it hangs on your living room wall. Even if you don't take the time to read every word, each poster will bring the magic of an author's imagination to life on your walls.

If you like this minimalist style, you might also really like Rowan Stocks-Moore's Classic Disney Film posters and Jerod Gibson's 37 Posters series.










Spineless Classics website
via [Laughing Squid]

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