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Literary Masterpieces, Deconstructed and Remade

Louise Verity buys up vintage copies of classic books and then tears them up. 

We’d typically shudder at such disrespect to literary masterpieces, but Louise turns the pages of those classics and the beautiful words therein into art for book-loving homes and workplaces.

Louise, who lives in Northhamptonshire, England, "rescues" classics and, using a font she designed specifically for her typographic art, prints the quotes directly on individual pages. The pages are then hand-framed in eco-friendly wood by a family business in the UK—Louise's family, to be exact.

We really like Louise—we like that her toddler son calls her "Mummy" and we like that she lists "cakes with more icing than cake" and "the smell of old books" as two of her "likes." Mostly, we admire her love of words, the inspiration that she clearly gets from them, and the talent and creativity she has to turn those words into art so that others can feel inspired by them, too.

We’re carrying three of our favorites from her collection with quotes and pages from The Great Gatsby, The Wizard of Oz, and Alice In Wonderland.  Because each uses a different actual page from her vintage book finds, each individual piece is unique.  Choose your favorite or save on each by getting the entire set of three.

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Mister Rogers Is Now a Funko Pop! and It’s Such a Good Feeling, a Very Good Feeling
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It’s a beautiful day in this neighborhood for fans of Mister Rogers, as Funko has announced that, just in time for the 50th anniversary of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, the kindest soul to ever grace a television screen will be honored with a series of Funko toys, some of them limited-edition versions.

The news broke at the New York Toy Fair, where the pop culture-loving toy company revealed a new Pop Funko! in Fred Rogers’s likeness—he’ll be holding onto the Neighborhood Trolley—plus a Mister Rogers Pop! keychain and a SuperCute Plush.

In addition to the standard Pop! figurine, there will also be a Funko Shop exclusive version, in which everyone’s favorite neighbor will be wearing a special blue sweater. Barnes & Noble will also carry its own special edition, which will see Fred wearing a red cardigan and holding a King Friday puppet instead of the Neighborhood Trolley.

 

Barnes & Noble's special edition Mister Rogers Funko Pop!
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Mister Rogers’s seemingly endless supply of colored cardigans was an integral part of the show, and a sweet tribute to his mom (who knitted all of them). But don’t go running out to snatch up the whole collection just yet; Funko won’t release these sure-to-sell-out items until June 1, but you can pre-order your Pop! on Amazon right now.

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