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getting lost in the stacks fabric by sef on Spoonflower - custom fabric

Preview scale: 24 x 24 inches.

by sef

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Basic_off BASIC
Half_off HALF-DROP
Brick_off HALF-BRICK
Center_off CENTER
Mirror_off MIRROR
Design Size Change DPI
Smaller at 150 dpi minimum
15.00in x 15.00in, 150 pixels/inch,

Satin-Finish Gift Wrap
Roll (26" x 72")
Total: $0.00

Horizontal: 1
Vertical: 1


Maths, science, computing and music specialist with side interests in dancing, font design, celtic knotwork etc

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An imaginary bookcase.

An imaginary bookcase with shelving space for horizontal and vertical stacking interspersed by carved bosses or decorative marquetry. The book titles are a mixture of the generic and the satirical and are sorted into groups by notional subject area. Eg "Literature" includes:

• Airship Up
• A Louse's Adventures In Sunderland
• The Complete Jitterjavelin
• Harmony Potter
• The Lady Of The Ringlets
• Of Mince And Me
• The Pitcher In The Rice
• Price And Perjury
• The Secret Gander
• Swifts And Mayans
• To Kill More Mimidae
• War On Peas
• The Wash In The Wallows
• Withering Haughts

This can be printed down to a 7½" repeat with the book titles still being readable.

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sef says: This printed legibly even at half size (300 dpi, 7½" repeat). So there's plenty of scope for rescaling to suit different projects.

Posted about 4 years ago.


sef says: Well, you're a week late getting here but hello anyway!

Posted over 4 years ago.


victorialasher says: Hahaha, this is so much fun.

Posted over 4 years ago.


sef says: I still haven't listed all of the silly ones - just the section with the majority of them. The other sections each only have a couple of oddities among the banalities. I also wasn't sure how well it would show up on that floating close-up view thingummy - ie whether it would be necessary at all. But since no-one seemed to have noticed anything odd about the book titles ...

Posted over 4 years ago.


su_g says: Nice idea! Books arranged both ways and the marquetry were points of difference that made it stand out. Thank goodness you listed the titles - would have been too frustrating trying to make them out!

Posted over 4 years ago.


sef says: I think it would be rather expensive as gift wrapping from Spoonflower. You'd need a company which printed on cheap paper. Unless you're thinking of having reusable fabric wrapping (so it would just keep going round and round a social circle once bought).

Posted over 4 years ago.


scifiwritir says: oh wow, i could see this as wonderful wall paper or gift wrapping. Soooooooooooo good.

Posted over 4 years ago.


glimmericks says: I voted for it!

Posted over 4 years ago.


sef says: Thanks, but I think you're somewhat alone in liking it. The viewing ratings suggest it's another dud. :-D <br><br>The marquetry was the only element from my long-standing todo list. I hadn't previously had plans to invent a bunch of silly book titles. Not that those show up very well in the views anyway. Perhaps I should have listed them separately, since it's something of a guessing game to recognise the originals.

Posted over 4 years ago.


inscribed_here says: This is very attractive, Sef. The marquetry nicely balances the blocks of coloured books. I like it.

Posted over 4 years ago.