Mighty Red Pen

February 14, 2010

Literature and passion were always the fashion

Filed under: Lit review — mighty red pen @ 4:35 pm
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Books may go out of print, but they never go out of style. That’s what the folks at Out of Print Clothing want to make sure you never forget.

Sad about the recent passing of J.D. Salinger? You want to make sure people know you revere The Catcher in the Rye as a great American masterpiece? Then check this out:

Or maybe (like someone we know) you are a big Sherlock Holmes fan (not naming any names, but the initials are Mighty Red Pen), and commemorating the works of Arthur Conan Doyle is your bag:

Then you’ll want to check out Out of Print Clothing for these and others, including Moby-Dick, A Tale of Two Cities, and On the Road. (Right now they only have men’s styles, but they say the ladies’ tees are coming.) According to their website:

Out of Print celebrates the world’s great stories through fashion. Our shirts feature iconic and often out of print book covers. Some are classics, some are just curious enough to make great t-shirts, but all are striking works of art.

How we read is changing as we move further into the digital age. It’s unclear what the role of the book cover will be in this new era, but we feel it’s more important than ever to reflect on our own individual experiences with great literary art before it’s forever changed.

As an added bonus, they say they donate a portion of their proceeds to benefit a program that advances literacy in Africa.

H/t to Fritinancy.

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