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Reading Down Under: marie claire launches literacy campaign February 12, 2010

Maeve Dermody and Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte Four out of five indigenous children in the remote areas of Australia are illiterate. To help break this horrific reality marie claire magazine has enlisted some of Australia’s leading stars. marie claire asks some of the country’ leading entertainers “to evoke the spirit of books that mean a lot to them.” The project is called The Wonder of Words. Vanessa Amorosi and Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth…

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Books on Shirts January 30, 2010

The company is called Out of Print and they are out to celebrate the “world’s great stories through fashion.” They’ve just released a new line of t-shirts emblazoned with iconic dust jacket art from the classics of yesteryear. They come in at a hefty $28 a pop but they are done legitimately with the proper licensing fees going to the publisher’s, artists and authors. Out of Print will also donate one book for every t-shirt…

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