Imagine a whole book on a single sheet. A bold art print on which, up close, you can read the full and complete text of your favourite classic work, right from "It was the best of times" to "a far, far greater thing".
Even before most people could read, books have been a bastion of human culture. Whether you love it because it changed your world view, or just made you happy for an idle hour, a favourite book can be a significant part of who you are.
At Spineless Classics we believe that having a great work form part of the backdrop of your life figuratively shouldn't stop you having it there literally.
Anyone who enjoys reading will have a favourite book and Spineless Classics are a unique way to enjoy literature in a new way – as wall hanging art. Incredibly, the entire text of classic novels is fitted onto a single poster and then laid out in shapes that evoke themes from the plot. Inspiring and unique, a Spineless Classic is the talking point of any room and a gift to treasure.
The concept was created and launched in England in 2007 by Carl Pappenheim. After seeing a fine detailed architectural drawing being printed at his friend's studio, he wondered if he could fit an entire novel, printed small enough on a large enough sheet, onto a single page. He could, and he did, and Spineless Classics was born!
Then, in early 2011, always on the hunt for new and design led product for my online gift store MyFavourite.com.au (now branded as www.ludotrading.com.au), I spotted the idea in a UK magazine, approached Carl about simply stocking the posters and then next thing we know Spineless Classics has launched its very own site in Australia too!
Any readers with ideas for new books to add or publishers and authors who wish to have their work immortalised as a Spineless poster are welcome to contact firstname.lastname@example.org with ideas and requests.
Because turning the page was so last century!
Spineless Classics, Australia