Celebrating the most influential, widely read and essential books from the 17th century to the present day, there are two new prints to feast you on, each containing 42 books reimagined as collectible postage stamps and forming one oversized sheet, just like you. might find if you buy bulk stamps at the post office. Each stamp features a graphic inspired by the book and the date of publication in book form.
The first goes for the classics, such as Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë. The second concerns the modern literary titles of the early 20th century onwards, including The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck, Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell and On the Road by Jack Kerouac.
“We included classics that made us laugh and cry, scared us, made us feel hot inside, turned us into sleuths and challenged our way of thinking,” says Ali Johnson , half of Dorothy, which she runs. with James Quail. “There are books that tell stories of love, romance, maturity, self-awareness, suffering, deception, excess, revenge, terror and dystopia.”
Each work was designed by James and follows that of Dorothy The color of the books and Reserve the card products, both popular tributes to the world of fiction. Does Ali have a favorite stamp? “At Virginia Woolf’s Lighthouse is my favorite book and I love this stamp. But my favorite stamp, even though I’m not a big fan of the book, is Dracula. I love its simplicity and the way two little dots sum it up. it goes up perfectly, ”she said.
“As for both works, I thought it would be the modern print as I tend to read more contemporary literature now. But working on these prints has rekindled my love for some older classics. dusted off a few favorites to reread including Wuthering Heights, Tess of the d’Urberville, The Yellow Wallpaper and The Good Soldier. “
The prints measure 80cm x 60cm and are printed in litho with an additional silver foil. The two literature-based additions join an ever-expanding line of ‘Stamp Collections’ prints by Dorothy and are available to purchase for £ 35 each from wearedorothy.com from now on.