Does spring make anyone else feel like laying on a blanket under a tree in a grassy field and munching a snack of exceptional cheese and fruit while reading a great book? (You can put your hands down now.) While I would say our house is full of bibliophiles, there is something about a perfectly temperate spring day that begs to be celebrated with the printed word. I’m daydreaming about it right now, as a matter of fact. It is always this time of year I find myself drawn to the classics I fell in love with out of necessity (schoolwork) and I paw my well worn copies of Hemingway and Fitzgerald and even dive into Shakespeare from time to time. There is just something about the canon that feels comfortable and right.
Danny Fein created Litographs out of a sheer love for words. He created screen printed t-shirts and posters out of the text of classic books in an attempt to honor the tangible aspect of books. While many of us read solely on digital contraptions these days, there is something about a tangible contact with a favorite book that can’t be replaced. This all sounds like a great idea but Fein takes it one step further: he created art. The posters are exceptionally designed, graphic and simple. The tshirts are the perfect way to literally wear your favorite words on your sleeve. I’m quite in love with Walt Whitman’s “Leaves of Grass” (pictured above) and think it would make a great poster over the bed. Sweet dreams, indeed.