As a kid, most of the music I heard was oldies and I have a very specific memory of riding in a car with my parents and hearing this song. It was a dreary, rainy South Dakota spring day and I remember wishing so hard that it was summer. I should’ve posted this two weeks ago when I was actually enjoying the California sun, but it works now, too. Today was sunny and warm in Edinburgh! And coleydi tells me that it’s sunny and kinda gross-hot in New York. So, here you have it: my favorite song of summer.
I’ve been in Toronto for the past few days and intended to highlight a cool new Canadian band. But, I’m lazy. So, I’m sticking with The Band (Canadian and American!).
Go ahead, take a load off this weekend.
Before I gush about how much I love these book prints, let me note that I have a problem. In addition to the many framed prints hanging on the walls of my flat in Edinburgh, I also have a few in storage and several that are unframed and quietly waiting for me to move into a bigger space. That said, I’m pretty sure I’m going to buy one of these.
Taking the concept of books as art to a new level, Litographs creates each print from the text of a classic book. The entire text. Even better, the graphics are clever and gorgeous. I love this take on Jane Austen’s Persuasion.
And their take on Pride and Prejudice isn’t too bad, either.
I even want to order books that don’t make my favorites short-list. Like, Pinnochio.
All prints are available in color and in B&W. They release new prints every Tuesday and Thursday and if you register with the website, you’ll get email alerts that will give you $10. With a starting price of $29, that’s a remarkably good deal. Oh, and as a fun bonus, a few of the prints are available as t-shirts.