Flash Post: Word Art


custom bookshelf painting

What It Is: Custom painted prints of your 10 favourite tomes. That’s it, that’s all – pick ten of your top titles, take a photo of them lined up, and submit it to have your dream library immortalized. Even if you don’t have some of the titles, the artist can often track down the spines of more popular fare. This is just a glorious idea for that crazy avid reader that you’re a little tired of buying books for. Select her favourite books of all time, or theme the collection to a particular period of their life – like the 10 books that got them through college, or the 10 books the two of you have shared and loved. Incidentally if the style of the print above looks at all familiar, it’s probably because I featured artist Jane Mount’s ‘Ideal Bookshelf’ coffee table book around the holidays, featuring the favourite reads of celebs and notable figures alike.

Who It’s For: Your favourite retiring teacher or college professor, as a group gift from your classmates. Your bookish parent, that taught you the joys of reading from an early age. Your writerly wife or husband, to document the works that put them where they are today.

What It Costs: Custom, original artwork isn’t cheap – but man is it worth it. An 8 x 10″ print of ten books will set you back a cool $310. There are variations (less books, more books, hunting down certain versions) that will increase or decrease the price, or you can even pick out a single book print for $80.

Where It’s At: The Ideal Bookshelf website (yes, they ship internationally).

Yay for a year’s supply of Sanuk shoes! Want to earn a bonus entry to better your odds? Tell me a few of the titles that would make your ‘Ideal Bookshelf’ print.

Comments
14 Responses to “Flash Post: Word Art”
  1. Debbie Bashford says:

    The Stand, The Red Pony,Never Cry Wolf would be a few to make my Ideal Bookshelf

  2. Joan G says:

    The Great Gatsby, Catch 22 and The Hunger Games would all be on my list of favourite books.

  3. Erin says:

    JPod, Girlfriend in a Coma, Oryx and Crate, The Outland

    I love this idea…

  4. Loralie Baker says:

    Sanuk Bonus Entry:
    Would like to do a children’s version perhaps charlottes web, Alice in wonderland and Winnie the Pooh to start the list 🙂

  5. Annie Demill says:

    To Kill A Mockingbird, Drowning Ruth, A Widow for A Year, The Book of Negros, Little Princes, The Perks of Being a Wallflower. I could go on and on ….

  6. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    Digital Fortress, Angels & Demons, Deception Point, The Da Vinci Code

  7. Victoria Ess says:

    Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Riding, Life of Pi, The Alchemist 🙂

  8. cookie3 says:

    Re: bonus entry for Sanuk
    Some of my favourite books would be Exodus,Angels & Demons, The DaVinci Code,anything by Michael Crichton, Patricia Cornwell & Tess Gerritson

  9. Maggie says:

    Sanuk Bonus Entry– One Hundred Year’s Of Solitude, Jitterbug Perfume, The Family From One End Street, Lamb, Another Roadside Attraction, The Witches…

  10. Lori Z says:

    Sanuk bonus entry: I’d definitely include Anne of Green Gables, Alice in wonderland, and The Outsiders.

  11. Susan says:

    House Rules, Anne of Green Gables, To Kill A Mockingbird, The Help

  12. Alison K says:

    Sanuk bonus entry: a few of the titles that would make my ‘Ideal Bookshelf’ print would be book spines of travel books such as Fodor’s or Lonely Planet showing places I have traveled before … Britian, France, Hong Kong, Argentina etc. Thanks

  13. julia g says:

    Sanuk bonus: Some of my books would include The Silmarillion, The Divine Comedy, The Odyssey, and One Hundred Years of Solitude.

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