Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Art Made From Books

A gorgeous new book has just arrived and we've been poring over it in the office. It isn't the first book about altered books we've seen but it might just be the most amazing. Some of the artwork is just astonishing. Books have been painstakingly cut, stitched and more to produce breathtaking pieces of art. Here is a taste:

The collection has been compiled by Laura Heyenga who is editor of Paper Cutting: Comtemporary Artists, Timeless Craft.
The Literary Gift Company

Thursday, 19 June 2014

The Literary Gift Company helps inspire a novel!

Congrats to Milly Johnson who's new novel The Teashop on the Corner is published today. The Teashop in question has a literary twist selling beautiful bookish stuff and The Literary Gift Company is acknowledged by Milly as supplying lots of inspiration! So bit of a proud moment for us.

To celebrate the launch today Simon and Schuster are offering a chance for you to win a goody bag from The Literary Gift Company, along with a copy of Milly's fab new book. Good Luck!

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

A very very nice cup of tea

In 1946, after many years of painstaking research, George Orwell published his guide to making A Nice Cup of Tea*. He came up with 11 rules in total "every one of which I regard as golden". These include directions to the shape of the cup which should be employed, and the type of milk used. And rather sensationally (Orwell being, of course, no stranger to controversy) he states categorically that the milk should be added last.

The lovely designers at JollySmith have taken Orwell's rules and placed them, helpfully, on a "mug-shaped teacup", and here is the result.

*Evening Standard 12th January 1946

Friday, 7 February 2014

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Thank You for the Music

Some good friends of The Literary Gift Company have just launched a musically themed gift shop. Apparently not everyone is madly interested in literature (what?) and I think there is a real gap in the market for more unusual and interesting musical gifts so I'm really looking forward to seeing this site grow! Take a look at the shop here.
Here are a few highlights:

Good Luck guys!

Friday, 14 June 2013

A Mug's Guide to Grammar

This is our latest WIP. Do you have any grammar grumbles that you think we should address?