Ever Loved A Book So Much You Wish You Could Wear It? Now You Can
Have you ever loved a book so much you wished you could wear it? Well now you can! Litographs are an exciting unique website that take the words of books and print them on products such as t-shirts, posters, tote bags and scarves. They were just simple people with a vision of bringing our favourite literature off the page, onto your walls, and into your wardrobe. Litographs' founders believed in sharing the power of books.
Made in Boston, not only do they print words from books, but they'll also print poems, plays and screenplays. You can even request to have your own novel, short story, play or even grocery list printed. It's such a unique idea, it's a completely new way to experience a book and they also make great conversation starters. The posters not only provide a nice design to hang on your wall, they're also great for when you need to look very cultured and smart.
Peter Pan by J.M Barrie
If you have any English literature fanatics in your life this would be the perfect gift. I absolutely love this idea, that I can actually wear the words from the books I've fallen in love with. Also if I get bored in class I can just start reading my t-shirt. Or the person sitting behind me could start reading my shirt. You're welcome. It's just so cool. Can you tell I love books?
You can also get temporary tattoos of your favourite book quotes, surrounded by beautiful designs. Freak your mum out by telling her you got a Wizard of Oz quote tattooed on your leg.
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
There are over 200 books featured on the site so there's lots to choose from! They have loads of much loved popular favourites like I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Pride and Prejudice, Hamlet and The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. But they also have recently published books like We Were Liars by E. Lockhart and The Time Traveller's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger.
The words are printed into designs that represent the books and some of the ones I saw while browsing were so interesting I've made a mental note to read the book. From far away they look like illustrations based on the stories from the books (like Peter Pan is of a boy with a feather on his hair standing on a window sill) but when you look closer the designs are made up of tiny writing.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Imagine being able to read your handbag if you get bored! That is the dream.
Jack Neary, Head of Community at Litographs, told us: "It was really exciting to begin printing our library of 200+ books on scarves and the plan is to work towards licensing many more contemporary favourites such as the additions of The Princess Bride, The Little Prince and On the Road in the past year. Stay tuned!"
We Were Liars by E Lockhart
Written by Sarah Talty
All Image Credits: Litographs