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These novel posters turn iconic pieces of literature inside out by using the text itself to illustrate the story. Each one uses the complete text of a favorite book to create a bold a silhouette of one of their instantly recognizable characters. Dorothy and her pals skip through their journey to meet The Wizard of Oz. Alice from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland attempts a round of flamingo croquet. Headstrong romantics Elizabeth Bennett and Mr. Darcy draw together near the end of Pride and Prejudice, while Daisy Buchanan stands at the heart of The Great Gatsby, looking tragically chic. In The Odyssey the hero, Odysseus, cleverly evades the wrath of Poseidon. Carefully arranged, the entire text of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is arranged into portraits of Huck and Jim fishing on a riverbank. The posters are high quality prints of black ink on White Porcelain silk cover paper, and while the print is very small--it is entirely legible! A startling feat of both literature and design. Made in San Diego, CA.

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Item ID
21436
Made from
porcelain ECO silk paper, acid free matboard, plexi-glass, ink, BonanzaWood®
Measurements
See copy for measurements
Notes
Unroll and hang.
Actual sizes: Alice in Wonderland: Unframed: 16" H x 20" W, Framed: 18" H x 22" W
The Great Gatsby:Unframed: 20" H x 30" W, Framed: 22" H x 32" W
Pride and Prejudice:Unframed: 24" H x 36" W, Framed: 26" H x 38" W
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz:Unframed: 18" H x 24" W, Framed: 20" H x 26" W
The Odysey: Unframed: 24" H x 36" W, Framed: 26" H x 38" W
Huckleberry Fin:Unframed: 24" H x 36" W, Framed: 26" H x 38" W
Framed in Oregon.
Click here to see the Framed Version of The Great Gatsby.

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NOVEL POSTER
 
4.4

(based on 23 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Visually pleasing (20)
  • Great quality paper (14)
  • Perfect size (11)
  • Vivid detail (7)

Cons

  • Lackluster colors (3)

Best Uses

  • Decoration (16)
  • Gift (11)
  • Fill wall space (8)
  • Accent piece (7)
  • Inspiration (6)
    • Display Location:
    • Bedroom (9), Office (9), Living room (5), Hallway (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (10), Yes (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (14), Budget shopper (7)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (8), Self (6), Child (3)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (11), Other (9)

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4.0

Great Idea--Huck Finn is a little light!

By 

from Monson, MA

About Me High-end Shopper

Pros

  • Great Quality Paper
  • Perfect Size
  • Visually Appealing

Cons

  • Lackluster Colors

Best Uses

  • Accent Piece
  • Decoration
  • Fill Wall Space

Comments about NOVEL POSTER:

I love love love the idea. I poured over the different options. I finally decided Huck Finn was the best fit for me. it's beautifully framed--it's a great piece... My only complaint is that the text is VERY SMALL and VERY LIGHT. (actually the smallness doesn't really matter--but it's so so light. if it was a little darker, it would have accented it better. ) Is suspect the other pictures that didn't show so light in the product description have larger type. it would have been nice to be able to recognize it as such. so, I'm a little disappointed. and this has deterred me from purchasing another one. but I sill like it.

  • Display Location:
  • Bedroom, Hallway, Living Room, Office
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
  • Self
  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
  • Other

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4.0

What a "Novel" Idea!!

By 

from Gaithersburg, MD

About Me Midrange Shopper

Pros

  • Visually Appealing
  • Vivid Detail

Cons

  • Design Smaller Than Expec

Best Uses

    Comments about NOVEL POSTER:

    I bought 2 of these posters: "Wizard of Oz" for myself and "Huckleberry Finn" for my husband, as "Wizard of Oz" is my all time favorite movie and my husband has always loved "Huck," and all the classics! Both posters came with the top corner considerably bent because of the way the packing tissue was jammed into the cylinder (I'm hoping when I frame them it won't be noticeable). The "Huck" poster was much larger than the "Wizard of Oz" poster and in my opinion it should have been just the opposite, for eye appeal. The "design/white" area on the "Wizard of Oz" poster is MUCH larger than the "design/white" area on the "Huck" poster, so the "Huck" poster would have looked much better aesthetically on a smaller poster and the "Wizard of Oz" poster, having a larger "design/white" area, would have looked much better in the larger size of the "Huck" poster. I'm hoping I can have a custom frame made for the "Huck" poster to cover more of the text, since my husband prefers the white design area much better than having the text of the book uncovered.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Husband
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or Hanukkah

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    5.0

    what a novel poster!

    By 

    from Coeur d'Alene, ID

    About Me Midrange Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Visually Appealing

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Accent Piece
      • Decoration
      • Inspiration

      Comments about NOVEL POSTER:

      I am truly satisfied. Thanks so much for replacement. Your efforts are highly commendable. Your products and customer service are excellent.

      • Display Location:
      • Bedroom
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Self
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Other

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      5.0

      Neat poster

      By 

      from Birmingham, Al

      About Me Budget Shopper

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Great Quality Paper
      • Visually Appealing

      Cons

      • Expensive For Size

      Best Uses

      • Decoration
      • Fill Wall Space
      • Gift
      • Inspiration

      Comments about NOVEL POSTER:

      The poster will be easy to frame and hang. I don't think the text is too small or too hard to read. Great for bibliophiles!

      Service and delivery comments:

      Excellent delivery!

      • Display Location:
      • Bathroom, Bedroom, Hallway
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Self
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Other

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      4.0

      Happy Customer

      By 

      from Chicago, IL

      About Me Budget Shopper

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Great Quality Paper
      • Visually Appealing

      Cons

      • Lackluster Colors

      Best Uses

      • Decoration
      • Fill Wall Space

      Comments about NOVEL POSTER:

      I purchased The Great Gatsby poster. The size is impressive, and makes a wonderful statement on my living room wall. The print is extremely tiny - most guests have to practically put their faces against the frame glass to actually read the text, but in general I've gotten compliments from everyone who has seen it. I would say the only problem is that the poster isn't high enough contrast - instead of a black area of text with a the picture made out of white negative space, it's more like a gray area of the text, so the picture wasn't as sharp as I'd expected.

      Service and delivery comments:

      The first poster I ordered came wrinkled and folded, and due to the heavy quality paper, there was nothing I could do to flatten it properly. I called Customer Service, and the woman immediately apologized and sent me a replacement poster, completely free of charge, that was mailed that day and arrived within the same week. The second poster was perfect.

      I can honestly say I don't think I've ever received better customer service than from Uncommon Goods.

      • Display Location:
      • Bedroom, Living Room, Office
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Self
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Other

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      4.0

      Jane Austen's work

      By 

      from WIsconsin

      About Me Budget Shopper

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Great Quality Paper
      • Perfect Size
      • Visually Appealing

      Cons

      • Tiny Print

      Best Uses

      • Gift

      Comments about NOVEL POSTER:

      My daughter is a huge Jane Austen fan, and while when I first unrolled it, considered sending it back, when it is put in a frame, the print was readable, though still tiny. I think it would be terrific if the printing could be a shade darker.

      • Display Location:
      • Bedroom
      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Child
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Christmas or Hanukkah

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      5.0

      My goddaughter LOVED this poster!

      By 

      from Wallingford, CT

      About Me Budget Shopper

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Perfect Size
      • Visually Appealing

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Accent Piece
        • Gift
        • Inspiration

        Comments about NOVEL POSTER:

        I was very pleased to give this poster as a Christmas gift to my goddaugher whose favorite book is "The Great Gatsby." She recently graduated from college and it is an unusual and great conversation piece for her first apartment.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Other
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Christmas or Hanukkah

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        4.0

        Very Different!!

        By 

        from New Jersey

        About Me Midrange Shopper

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Great Quality Paper
        • Perfect Size
        • Visually Appealing

        Cons

        • No Book Title

        Best Uses

        • Decoration

        Comments about NOVEL POSTER:

        No message card attached

        Service and delivery comments:

        Delivery was in the nick of time (for Christmas)

        • Display Location:
        • Library, Office
        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Wife
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Christmas or Hanukkah

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        5.0

        The best present EVER!

        By 

        from Birmingham, AL

        About Me Midrange Shopper

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Great Quality Paper
        • Visually Appealing

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Accent Piece
          • Decoration
          • Gift

          Comments about NOVEL POSTER:

          Gave poster to a friend who teaches high school English. She LOVED it!

          • Display Location:
          • Living Room, Office
          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Other
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Christmas or Hanukkah

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          5.0

          a novel idea!

          By 

          from Rhode Island

          About Me Midrange Shopper

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Great Quality Paper
          • Visually Appealing
          • Vivid Detail

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about NOVEL POSTER:

              I bought this for my teenage daughter, a huge Jane Austen fan, an aspiring writer, and an unabashed romantic. The poster is beautiful and the black and white silhouette is quite striking! The poster itself is large, but the print is quite small, to fit such a long book on one page (but you can read it if you look closely). It will be a very nice addition to her bedroom.

              • Display Location:
              • Bedroom, Office
              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Child
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Christmas or Hanukkah

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              Q and A

              When our community voted on this product, some also shared comments - read them below:

              511votes, 43 comments

              Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

              The recognizable silhouettes in these literary posters are certainly something special, but take a closer look and you'll see that the background is actually text from the novel! Which poster is your favorite?

              Kara
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              I love these. They are elegant and simple and unique. I would definately purchase depending on price.

              Julia
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              I love the Great Gatsby. Daisy looks just like I pictured her! (Except she's a silhouette.)

              Karen
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              Love, love, love! I already know who I would give the "Alice" poster to. Please carry this!

              Nicole
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              I love these! Elegant and interesting.

              Caitlin
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              I would totally be interested in the Wizard of Oz poster!

              Christine
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              Unusual design. Great for the lover of classic reading. I support goods made in the USA.

              Carolyn
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              Nice print, very vintage

              Lisa
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              Wow!!

              lauren
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              this is so cool! can't wait to order!

              Elinore
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              I would love to hang these on my wall, especially the Wizard of Oz one. I would definitely get it for my little cousin who is in love with Wizard of Oz.

              Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

              Thanks for all of the great comments on these lovely literary posters! Remember, you can sign up to be notified if the product becomes available by entering your email address in the blue box to the right of the product image.

              Julie
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              What a great gift for English Teachers and book lovers of all kinds!

              Deanna
              Vote: Thumbs down!

              i like the idea...but it could be a lot more eye catching and appealing

              Suzanne
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              This is a brilliant idea. I trust you when you say the text of the books is actually the background; unfortunately I can't see that at all even when zooming in but I'd love to see these in person.

              Pamela
              Vote: Thumbs down!

              They are very interesting, but I don't know anyone how might want one.

              Paige
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              very clever idea ... might not be my personal style but I know people that would love it - great gift.

              Teresa
              Vote: Thumbs down!

              I've seen similar works with song lyrics and these appear outdated in style (possibly appealing to an older crowd but not in my opinion those who shop your site/catalogue)

              Julie
              Vote: Thumbs down!

              I guess this might be cute in a child's room, but other than that, I cannot find a use for this.

              Marion
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              Similar work available on Etsy but most often with vintage dictionary pages and a positive print. The use of negative space on the entire novel is a better connection and a little more effective,in my opinion.

              Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

              Great feedback, Marion! While other book art pieces are available elsewhere, these are unique in that the background is actually made using the complete text from the novel represented.

              JayBee
              Vote: Thumbs down!

              Interesting idea. Would be more 'fun' in color. I can't think of any reason to buy one, though, particularly at the likely price (more than $20).

              CRY
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              Love it!

              Ashley
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              I love these! I have several friends who love classic literature and I think these would make nice gifts.

              Monica
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              Already own the Wizard of OZ one. And it is fantastic

              Adam
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              COOLEST! That's all I've got to say!

              Jenn
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              Mr Darcy on my wall! Hello! I'll take two!

              Samantha
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              These posters are amazing!

              beth
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              i just love these! theyre so simple and intricate at the same time

              Andrea
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              Such an awesome idea! Love the Alice in Wonderland one

              Denise

              This is uniquel. I want one.

              Kelley
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              This only further immortalizes such great classics...I think this is a great idea!

              Patricia
              Vote: Thumbs down!

              It is a great idea but, I don't like the grey on white effect.

              gina
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              I love the idea of these, but the materials make it sound like they'll be way more expensive than I would like. If they were <$30, I could see myself giving them as gifts.

              Sandra
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              LOVE

              Gerri

              I think these would be especially appealing to teachers.

              Andrea
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              Very cool design and unique

              Lauren
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              So amazing! I'm such a fan of incorporating literature into art!

              Dane
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              I love the idea but I wonder if the text is actually discernible so that one could actually read it in case they felt so inclined?

              Viki
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              Alice is supercute, great for a kid's room

              Emily
              Vote: Thumbs up!

              I would love the Pride and Prejudice one!

              Julie

              LOVE THESE! Please offer them before November. Also, hope we can order them separately!

              Melanie

              Hard to tell who the caracters are at first glance.

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