Postertext is a set of products aimed squarely at readers who like art. Rather than depicting straight-up pieces of art, these artworks are silhouetted images comprised entirely of text. But not just any text; Postertext uses the text from classic literature, including science fiction and fantasy stories.
I got my grubby little hands on their 2014 Literary Poster Calendar and I must say, I was quite impressed. It’s quite large for a calendar, measuring 15 x 28 inches. It’s also spiralbound, holding heavy cardstock paper. When you start looking at what’s inside, the size and paper weight make more sense.
The 2014 Literary Poster Calendar contains 12 pieces of art, one for each month of the year. Each page is a picture comprised of text only — no lines and no edges. Here’s what reader’s will like; the text used is an entire short story and the picture itself is related to that story. So, for example, the artwork for “The Shunned House” by H.P. Lovecraft is a picture of a house and skull comprised of the text from the story. “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” by Washington Irving is the horse rider holding up his pumpkin head.
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