I’ve always loved walking into a house to find a bookshelf filled with classic stories, cookbooks and modern tales. Not only is it a great way to decorate a home but offers guests insight into the things you love, like the framed photographs above the fireplace mantel and pictures displayed on a desk in the office.
Litographs, started by Danny Fein, offers a twist on the traditional bookshelf display by creating prints made from the complete text of classic books. For their classic prints, Litographs uses Project Gutenberg texts available in public domain, while for books under copyright, the company will sell a physical copy of the book to each customer for $5, and offer to transform that particular copy into a unique print, as a service, to avoid infringement.
Original copies of mass-market or trade paperbacks are recycled as part of the process of scanning the copy into a digital file for the custom print, reducing the number of books publishers turn into pulp annually, while digital copies produced are destroyed. Litograph can also turn books you already own into a print, contact them here for more information on upcycling your excess books.
You may also be happy to know that the company works closely with the International Book Bank to send one book to a community in need with each print purchased, as well, the company supports independent booksellers by purchasing their old inventory.
Litographs partners with innovative artists from Singapore, the UK, Australia and throughout the US to provide original designs that become Litographs. Check out there beautiful work here.
Thank you Litographs for making our world wonderful.
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