Celebrating the most influential, read, and essential books from the 17th century to the present day, there are two new prints to feast on, each containing 42 books reimagined as collectible postage stamps and forming one oversized sheet, just like you. could 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 concerns 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 is devoted to modern literary titles from the beginning of the 20th century, notably 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 Dorothy’s The Color of Books and Book Map products, two 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 the two works of art, I thought it would be the modern print as I tend to read more contemporary literature now. But working on these prints rekindled my love for some older classics. J Recently dusted off a few favorites to re-read 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 additional silver foil. The two literature-based additions join an ever-expanding ‘Stamp Collections’ range of prints by Dorothy and are available for purchase for £ 35 each at wearedorothy.com from today.