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Amazing Movie Posters by Phantom City Creative

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Amazing selection of movie posters and key graphics by Canadian studio Phantom City Creative. The award-winning independent studio is based in Toronto, and they’re primarily focused on entertainment design for film, television and music. Continue reading »

Book-A-Minute Classics: The Ultra-Condensed Classic Books

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English teachers have the inconsiderate habit of assigning mammoth-sized works of literature to read and then actually expecting you to do it. This wouldn’t be so bad except that invariably the requisite reading is as boring as fly fishing in an empty lake. Continue reading »

Bold and Colorful Illustrations by Kiersten Eagan

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Kiersten is an illustrator and visual development artist with a passion for storytelling!

She is from the forests of Canada but is currently living in Oxford, England where she loves exploring alleyways and looking for secret passageways to Narnia and Wonderland. Continue reading »

Superheroes, Demons, and Fierce Berserkers: Powerful Illustrations by Luciano Fleitas

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Luciano Fleitas is an Argentinean illustrator who draws covers for science fiction and fantasy books, as well as several covers for Marvel, DC and many other comic book publishers. His style is heavy-handed realism, and his images are weighty yet masterfully detailed and inventive. Colorful brutalism is what it is. Continue reading »

Artist Spent Three Years Painting Her Readings

“One Hundred Years Of Solitude” By Gabriel Garcia Marques

According to Fernanda Jardim: “I started to paint when I was twelve years old. I decided to combine this passion with one other passion, literature. I tried to give a form to my interpretations of some of these masterpieces. It is also a way to see how my painting evolved during this process. You can follow me on my Instagram.” Continue reading »

The World of Fairy Tales: Dreamy Illustrations by David Listón

David Sierra Listón is an artist from Madrid who mainly specializes in book illustrations. His work includes artwork for Vitor Hugo’s Les Misérables, Little Red Riding Hood, and many other books, including contemporary ones. Continue reading »

Story of My F*cking Life: A Journal for Banishing the Bullsh*t, Unlocking Your Creativity, and Celebrating the Absurdity of Life

Congratulations! You have discovered a self-care tool that’s more than a social media prop in Story of My F*cking Life, a bibliophile’s journal from the viral Instagram sensation @storyofmyfuckinglife. Continue reading »

This Library Attracts The Public By Dressing Up One Librarian’s Cat As Literary And Movie Icons

The Center County Library is a public library (with three different branches) located in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, USA. However, what separates this library from all the others is the fact that it has a very special employee: a cat named Horatio. Every week, Horatio stars in the hashtag #caturday on the establishment’s Instagram, contributing some really wholesome pictures. Continue reading »

This Instagram Account Creates Sinister Parodies of Kid’s Cooks To Ruin Your Childhood Memories

Thomas Columbo is the creator of Digital Meddle. He alters vintage children’s books through the use Photoshop, adding the text in order to give the stories a different meaning with a comedic effect. Something that drives his passion for this unique art form is people’s disapproving comments, although overall his work is well received. Continue reading »

This Artist Photoshops Old Paperback Books With Ridiculous Titles

Even though the internet is primarily focused on knowledge, connecting people, and providing services, a very nice and, to be honest, necessary function of the internet is to give people things to laugh about. Continue reading »

Books That Sound Dirty, But Are Completely Innocent


Games You Can Play With Your Pussy” by Ira Alterman

We have been told not to judge a book by its cover, but when the cover has a title like “Games You Can Play With Your Pussy“, it’s hard not to. Whether intentionally funny or just completely oblivious, here are some of the dirtiest book titles you’ve ever seen. Continue reading »

Flowery Tale: A Paper Flower Vase Shaped Like a Book

This product functions as a vase by installing a test tube in the book’s spine. When opened, the silhouette of the vase appears. Each book contains 3 types of silhouettes; they can also be used upside down, giving a total of 6 variations. Continue reading »

Artist Bethany Bickley Creates Impressive Miniature Sculptures Out of Paper

Bethany Bickley is a creative problem solver who brings words and visuals together to tell a story with impact and purpose. “If there are no visuals, I create them”, she says in a statement. In her pieces, paper figures and objects are coming to life. Some of her works make us feel like we assist in a scene of a book’s secret life, where discussions are animated and life blossoming through the paper. Continue reading »

“Tales from the Graveyard”: Glorious Horror Fiction of Guy N. Smith

Guy Newman Smith (born 21 November, 1939, Hopwas, Staffordshire) is an English writer best known for his pulp fiction-style horror, though he has also written non-fiction, softcore, and children’s literature. Continue reading »

Russian Literature: The Choice Of Asian Girls

For some reason, Asian girls like to take pictures of themselves with books. Quite interesting that their choice is very often Russian books – classics, scientific and technical literature… Continue reading »

Brilliant Book Dedications

Instead of writing boring, generic book dedications, these authors decided to make theirs as funny and creative as possible. Enjoy! Continue reading »

What Happens When Adults Do Children’s Coloring Books

What happens when grown-ups take up coloring? Well, innocent children’s coloring book pages get defaced and turned into something sinister. Featured below are some of the funniest examples from Coloring Book Corruptions site. Warning: you shouldn’t scroll down if you’re easily offended. Continue reading »

The Worst Book Covers On Amazon


Voluspa: A Magical World by Sam D

Who needs a professional designer when you can save money and make a book cover by yourself, right? Wrong. Continue reading »

A Group Of Czech Students Recreate Weird And Strange Scenes From Medieval Books

Legalization of marijuana in the Czech Republic has brought about the effect of. But the effects are different. In an old castle of Pořešín, for example, you can see a group of Czech students recreate strange scenes from old printings. Continue reading »

The Snail Family In Medieval Art

Erik Wade presents us with a bestiary of sorts, a collection of medieval snail art that shows how medieval monks combined snails with people, cats, dogs, deer, unicorns, birds, chickens, rabbits, monkeys, pigs, and other creatures. Maybe there’s some symbolism here, but I believe that snails are just an easy doodle that you can turn into something else. If you make half the animal a snail, then you don’t have to draw legs or whatever- just a spiral. Continue reading »

Classic Rock And New Wave Songs Brilliantly Reimagined As Vintage Pulp Fiction Paperbacks

“London Calling” re-imagines the classic Clash song as an issue of a 1950s-era pulp detective magazine. Prints come in four sizes, priced accordingly. Prints are on heavy, glossy archival-quality paper. The perfect gift for the punk rocker in your life.

Graphic artist Todd Alcott has brilliantly reimagined classic rock and new wave songs as vintage pulp-fiction paperback books. Continue reading »

The Milk Books Are Improving The Country’s Literacy With Stories Printed On Milk Packaging

Futura DDB Ljubljana and Spar Slovenia launched a new type of book that every household in Slovenia would read – a story printed on the milk packaging, with the intention to remind and encourage the residents to read more. The latest research from OECD discovered that Slovenia scored below average in literacy in comparison to other European countries (according to PIAAC Survey of Adult Skills in Slovenia 2016, OECD), as one out of every four Slovenians had issues with basic literacy. Continue reading »

“The New Past”: Artist Makes Vintage Surreal Collages Crafted From Soviet Books

Dutch artist Tamara Stoffers’s whimsical collages, made from Soviet-era books, have travelled to Brussels, Rotterdam, and Stockholm. Her current exhibition at Moscow’s Lumière Center of Photography, The New Past, is the first time her collages have been exhibited in the New East. Continue reading »

“On Fields Of Death & Desolation”: Dark And Haunting Illustrations By Tony Sandoval

You don’t hear enough about Mexican artist Tony Sandoval. Well, I don’t. And I’ve looked, I really have. His stories and sensibilities are unique, his artwork stunning in its layering and animation, and his ability to mix the dark with the irreverent in a way that isn’t either cloying or mercenary makes his work accessible but not pandering. He’s been nominated for three Eisners, but there’s not a lot of excited chatter about his work. There should be. Continue reading »

“Atlas Obscura”: The Magnificent Illustration Work Of Artist Kevin Hong

Kevin Hong is an Illustrator born and raised in New York. His work draws from his passion for anime and manga, classic JRPGs, video games, woodblock prints, and the internet. He graduated with a BFA in Illustration from the School of Visual Arts in 2015. Continue reading »