Giveaway :: Litographs

Wednesday, May 8, 2013



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 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.


Litographs is giving away one poster in any size or color to one lucky winner! To enter to win, please answer the following question no later than Wednesday, May 15th. Comments now closed…good luck!
Please visit Litographs and tell us: If you could choose any book to have printed, what would it be?
Start checking the winner’s box on Monday, May 20th, to see if you’ve won!
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  1. 1
    Juliet Farmer says:

    The Hunger Games! 

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    heather f says:

    my mom has spent the last 20 years writing a family history and I would love to have it. It’s full of cowboys, intrigue, murder and gardening!

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    sam says:

    The Adventures of Peter Rabbit – my daughter’s absolute favorite book as a toddler !!

  4. 4
    Emma says:

    Cloud Atlas!

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    Lauren P. says:

    1984! I love the story, but I also love the memories reading it brings back. I read it at the park during summer when I was in high school. I remember the grass, the sunshine, the air, and the occasional bee (I may or may not have run away from).

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    Sparrow says:

    Danny, I have no words. Your posters are so exquisite and so perfectly combine my love for books and graphic design. I’m swooning. I would love to see what you would do with one of my favorite novels, Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner or the riveting and slightly obscure work I wrote my thesis on, Teresa de Avila’s My Life. Or some Pablo Neruda poetry. Or The Little Prince. Or To Kill a Mockingbird. Or, or, or. You know this is a cruel question for a nerd to answer…

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    Nikki says:

    The Blue Castle by L. M. Montgomery, my most favorite book ever.  It is the story of a woman who is alone and suppressed, her only escape in nature books and dreams of her “blue castle” and a better life, off in Spain.  After the doctor tells her of only a few months left to live, the heroine (Valancy) decides to live fully  instead of limping along in a meager existence.  She finds that her new reality is even better than all her dreams.  Independence, a valiant spirit, friendship, happiness, love, contentment, and sense of self all come all come to Valancy in her true “blue castle”–a cabin in the Canadian wilderness.

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    Courtney J says:

    Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux. I love the musical but I also love the story that inspired the musical!

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    Sydney says:

    Words cannot describe how obsessed I am with these amazing creations. And if “The Phantom Tollbooth” by Norton Jester graced its presence on a tshirt or poster, I may about keel over and die in a fetal position of happiness! This book, probably at a 5th grade level reading, is filled with imagination, the most adult humor you could read for days, and vivid descriptions of what could be in a place we create ourselves. I probably could go on and on but I’ll leave it here so I can continue to swoon 🙂

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    Kate B says:

    Man, so many of my favorite classics are executed BEAUTIFULLY and with great wit already. I think I’d love to see more children’s classics that are a little out there. Something like From the Mixed Up Files of Basil E Frankweiler, A Wrinkle in Time, Harriet the Spy, any Roald Dalh. I’m surprised I didn’t see any CS Lewis on the list either! Beautiful work regardless!

  11. 11

    These are beautiful, and so clever!  I love the classics, but I have to say that I would love to see the Harry Potter series printed 🙂

  12. 12
    Grace says:

    Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

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    Amy says:

    Also a huge fan of the Phantom Tollbooth! Finally convinced my son to start reading it and now he can’t put it down. The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran or the Last Lecture by Randy Pausch are other favorites which resonate emotion.

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    Rachel S says:

    I have an insatiable appetite for novels, so choosing just one would be a daunting task, but I have to say that I would love to have a print of Peter Pan or Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland for a future child’s room to hopefully help install in them a love of reading and adventure.

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    Lyndsay says:

    These are SO RAD! I’d totally pick The Scarlet Letter. What an awesome concept for art. Love these.

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    Jennifer says:

    What a really cool idea! I would love to see “The Great Gatsby” in a 1920s art deco scene.

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    Katherine says:

    Wow, these are amazing. I’d love leaves of grass. 

  18. 18
    Rinny says:

    All of my favorites are already made! However, Wuthering Heights is my all time FAVORITE book. I read it in the dark during a snow storm with no electricity…talk about creepy!

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    Heidi says:

    These are amazing! I’d love to see The Book of Mormon printed like this- and I know there would be a huge market for it too 🙂

  20. 20
    Erin says:

    I’d love to wear a Watership Down tee with bunny silhouettes while walking my dog, Fiver!

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    Lindsay V. says:

    The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.  Sometimes you just need to be reminded that children hold all the wisdom.

  22. 22
    Suzi Chisholm says:

    When my grandad passed (April 2012) we found hundreds of perfectly detailed journals he’d left behind. I’m not certain if they’re about the war or his love life (I think it’s only women who write those;)) but I know for certain they’re about our family history, his fishing (he was a very well known Salmon fisherman in Rakaia here in NZ), his gardening… The fishing ones are now part of the Rakaia heritage, I believe.

    My dads birthday was a week before grandad passed; and he wrote about the “selection of cheeses” he got dad. 

    I would love to have all of these on my wall with a shape of a Salmon fish. Im sure our family would too. 

    If that was too difficult I’d happily settle for my favourite book; To Kill a Mockingbird, with a mockingbird (obviously!). 

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    Jessica says:

    Jane Eyre is my favorite book of all time. Jane is one of my favorite heroines in literature. She’s smart, brave, and independent. I would love to have that story on my wall to remind me of the book!

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    jane says:

    I would choose Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere! It’s both mysterious and whimsical at the same time and capturing that quality in print would be amazing 🙂

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    Trisha says:

    I really like the idea of Neverwhere too. I would definitely buy that. 

    I’d love to see Neuromancer done in a poster, or Snow Crash. Or The Little Prince.

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    Tiffany says:

    I grew up reciting “Where the Sidewalk Ends” with my aunt. One of us would start a poem, the other would finish and we’d end in a fit of laughter. It would be so much fun to have that laughter all on one amazing print to hang on the wall. Wonderful creations!!

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    Chryselle says:

    I would love anything from a Winnie the Pooh book. There’s so much wisdom, love and laughter in those conversations!

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    cindy says:

    The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein! Amazing Artwork!