I don’t normally post advertising for stores, but Literary Book Gifts is a small business selling book related items that she designs herself. She’s trying to get the word out, so I agreed to help her do just that. She’s also offering my readers 20% off!
I started the online store Literary Book Gifts as a way to bring some of the best loved literary classics to life on shirts and tote bags. I have always fostered a great love of reading. I think that all great novels should be talked about and shared. Putting book covers and book related art onto shirts is a great way of saying, and showing that you read and that care about spreading the ideas found within the pages of these beloved novels, whether it’s Herman Melville’s Moby Dick or Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
Every design starts with a story. I carefully consider who the author is, whether the novel is horror, or a fairy tale plays an important role in the design. This is the first step in ensuring the design captures and portrays the general theme of the book, and ultimately it’s readers. Next I scope out the preliminary artwork. If I have something in mind I will go for it and get started. Otherwise I will have a look around at old book covers to see if anything is available, usually these are hard to find and I typically don’t like how they look. In this case I will scope out old vintage images. Following this, I remaster the image or images and in some cases typography until it is ready for print.
I make an effort to include designs that are less well known. The internet is a great place for this. In no other place might you find a The Call of the Wild T-Shirt a The Garden Party Tote Bag. The tote bags come in three different sizes, the smallest being great as a purse or a lunch and water bottle, the medium is the perfect size for a few notebooks or binders, and the large would make for a lovely day at the beach. The tees come in many colors and sizes so there is wide selection for everyone to choose from!
Use the exclusive promo code bound4escape20 for 20% off anything in the store. There is no minimum, and it does not expire. Visit Literary Book Gifts for gifts for book lovers today!
Bureau-bookcase with Japanned doors circa 1730. Kentshire Gallery NY
This is a shelf made from a book with a unique mounting system so that it appears to be floating. It also can hold quite a bit of weight. It is actually holding 40 pounds of weight on it in this photo. The books used are missing pages or have some other damage. Read more here.