Have you ever wondered what it would look like to put every single word from the world’s favourite novels all on one page?
Well, the designers at abookononepage.com have done just that!
These beautiful prints are created using advanced cutting-edge printing technology to allow for crystal clear reproduction; you can effortlessly read these magical stories, or stand back and admire a design that is created exclusively by arranging each word into an image representative of the book itself.
No word is obscured in any way, the overall effect is unbelievable, or your money back! Each piece forms part of a numbered edition of 500 and bears a hand set embossed logo.
All art is sent in bespoke postal tubes bearing the logo of the company, and is protected by rolls of tissue to ensure you receive the piece on perfect condition (or again, your money back!) This piece measures 50cm by 70cm.
Beauty and the Beast (French: La Belle et la Bête) is a traditional fairy tale written by French novelist Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve and published in 1740 in La Jeune Américaine et les contes marins (The Young American and Marine Tales). Her lengthy version was abridged, rewritten, and published first by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont in 1756 in Magasin des enfants (Children's Collection), and by Andrew Lang in the Blue Fairy Book of his Fairy Book series in 1889, to produce the version(s) most commonly retold. It was influenced by some earlier stories, such as "Cupid and Psyche," written by Lucius Apuleius Madaurensi in The Golden Ass in the 2nd century AD, and "The Pig King," an Italian fairytale published by Giovanni Francesco Straparola in The Facetious Nights of Straparola.
Variants of the tale are known across Europe. In France, for example, Zémire and Azor is an operatic version of the story, written by Marmontel and composed by Grétry in 1771, which had enormous success well into the 19th century; it is based on the second version of the tale. Amour pour amour (Love for love), by Nivelle de la Chaussée, is a 1742 play based on Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve's version. According to researchers at universities in Durham and Lisbon, the story originated around 4,000 years ago.