Classic Books as Wall Art from Postertext

Classic Books as Wall Art from Postertext

I’ve always been intrigued by word art, from the days of medieval illumination to more recent modern art using visual language as art, right down to simple nerdy ASCII art. However, the folks over at have put a different spin on word art, taking various classic literature books and printing them out on a single sheet, arranged such that words and blank space are adjusted to create images of the very characters and scenes within each book (care to guess the title of the example?).  Below you can see an enlarged snippet showing an example of how spacing is arranged, presumably using the 1939 Wizard of Oz characters as the source. I’m not sure how practical it would be trying to bone up on the classics this way, but such a piece strategically place on a wall could certainly be a conversation piece, or engage the more curious among you.

Classic Books as Wall Art from Postertext  Perfect for book lovers, right now has about 35 items to choose from, be it The Iliad to the more offbeat Linux Kernel (right up your alley, Joel). Poster sizes vary from 20×24″ to 24×36″ depending on the piece chosen and pricing ranges from $27.99 to $34.99. Don’t see one you’d like? Currently the company is focusing on the classics, but interested parties can go to and make a book request here. — Book Posters for Reading Enthusiasts

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Bryan Eley

A senior software tester and network admin for a small hi-tech multimedia company that produces a number of online applications for several tech giants.

Bryan got his professional start in PC technology when he discovered research PhDs in his second job out of college were not very computer savvy. The one upshot of working in that lab is that he met his future wife there, a fellow science geek as well. Bryan has been hooked on computers since his Commodore 64 days, when absurd amounts of was spent entering pages on machine language code for equally absurd simple games. Back in 2005 Bryan received an Axim X51v as a Christmas gift and he has been fiddling with mobile tech ever since. He recently joined the legions of iPhone enthusiasts where phones are concerned, but has dabbled with Blackberry, WebOS and Windows Phone OSes as well.

When not busying himself with tech-oriented tasks Bryan likes spend time cooking (he has over 90 cookbooks, yet still jumps on the internet to find culinary info), reading, working in his garden, calligraphy, and spending time with his wife, two sons, two cats and a miscellaneous dog.