Those literary types sure are rebels. Or at least, that’s what we gather from the amount of bookish graffiti that peppers public walls from New York City to London to Yerevan. We published our first collection of literary graffiti around this time last year, but since it just keeps popping up, we figured we’d kick this year off with another sweep — after the jump, find 20 great examples of bookish branding, from the impossibly skillful to the sweetly childish. And do let us know if we missed the literary wall in your neighborhood in the comments!
Jean-Paul Sartre, Yerevan, Armenia.
Charles Bukowski, Austin, TX.
Lord Byron’s “She Walks In Beauty,” London.
Pablo Neruda, Santiago, Chile.
David Foster Wallaces.
Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale.
J.D. Salinger, Ann Arbor, MI.
Aldous Huxley, Montreal, Canada.
Thomas Pynchon, NYC.
Charles Bukowskis, Montreal.
Ernest Hemingway’s eyes.
James Joyce and Vladimir Nabokov.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Frankfurt.
George Orwell’s Animal Farm.
J.G. Ballard, St Romain, Rhone-Alpes, France.
The mural at Brattle Book Shop, Boston, MA.