The methods in how we read are ever-changing in these increasingly technological times. As we head face-first into the future, books are undergoing an evolution from printed matter to electronic format – but is this a good thing? Are we unknowingly headed towards the destruction of literature as we know it? I for one, am still in love with the printed version. I love the smell of a new book. The crack of the spine when you first open it. Folding down a page corner or underlining a wonderfully thought-provoking line. I do own an e-reader but I scarcely pick it up, and I still haven’t purchased any ebooks (why bother when some of the greatest classics are free?). What happens when the power goes out or we’re vacationing in the middle of nowhere where there are few sources where we can get a charge? We need to be able to hang onto the fundamental art that is literature before it is brushed under the carpet with all the rest of antiquity.
Out of Print is an online source for clothing that celebrates history’s greatest literary works through amazing t-shirt graphics. Show off that you’re book-savvy with awesome, iconic works that showcase some really great cover art that is no longer in print. They work closely with the original artists, authors and publishers to obtain licensing and each garment is specially treated so that you slip into it like a well-worn, thoroughly enjoyed book.
The best part about Out of Print is that they also try to make books accessible to communities worldwide that might not otherwise have the means. For every product sold in their online shop, one book is donated to a community that is in need, via their partnership with Books For Africa.
So get out there and celebrate the classics – get people interested in books and show off your literary prowess! Check out Out of Print’s website for more fantastic designs!