From Pride and Prejudice to Peter Pan, these postcards feature the opening lines from beloved works of adult and children's fiction--diagrammed according to the old-school Reed-Kellogg system. The 12 designs repeat for a total of 24 postcards, which are bound in a mini hardcover book, making this a perfect gift for book lovers, college students, writers, and more.
Whether out of classroom nostalgia or curiosity, bibliophiles and grammar geeks of all ages will love how these postcards illuminate the overlap between opening lines and good design. Based on one of Pop Chart Lab's bestselling posters, this postcard set features sentences that have been painstakingly dissected and color coded on the front with a key to the parts of speech on the back and a fun illustration of the author, making this a pictorial celebration of some of the most engaging language in literary history.
The Time Machine by H. G. Wells Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen Moby Dick by Herman Melville Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka Black Beauty by Anna Sewell Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams Beloved by Toni Morrison Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
About the Author
POP CHART LAB began as a side project of Gotham editor Patrick Mulligan and Penguin designer Ben Gibson when they were working on a book of infographics together. Using Patrick's editorial background and Ben's design expertise, the two began collaborating on charting pop-culture touchstones--rapper names, a taxonomy of beer types, cocktail ingredients, sneaker designs of the last century--and selling them as posters. In addition to their line of nearly 75 prints, Pop Chart Lab has a woodshop in Brooklyn that offers frames and finishing options to their customers. They have appeared on the Today show and in Fast Company, the New York Times, The New Yorker, Esquire, WIRED, and elsewhere.