These Literature-Inspired Benches Are Unbelievable
I love it when people do creative things with classic literature.
That’s why I love sharing this stuff with you guys. Whether it’s Litographs (who design shirts with the text of classic books), or The Snake and Fawn (who makes pendants out of famous authors’ handwriting), I love seeing this kind of creative effort poured into exposing literature to more people.
Here’s another great example. Over in London, the National Literacy Trust has teamed with an organization called Wild at Art to create 50 public benches that give the impression of a folded paperback book. Each bench is dedicated to a different novel with roots in London, like 1984, Mary Poppins, Great Expectations and The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe.
These are the coolest, most beautiful benches ever, and artists like Rae Smith, Charlotte Brown and Ralph Steadman created them.
If you live in London, consider yourself lucky, and look for these benches over the next few months before they go to auction in October.
Here are some incredible examples of these book benches:
The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe
You can see all the book benches here.