Booklicious: Etsy Gems: Literary Lites

December 06, 2010


The box of matches in the bathroom is a staple in virtually every home - albeit one we don't really talk about. But Etsy seller dippylulu is looking to change that with her classed-up matchboxes. She's gone for the if-you-can't-beat-'em-join-'em approach and designed the boxes in the style of the iconic orange Penguin books, giving them tongue-in-cheek twists on classic titles. And while nothing can really save them from the shame of their purpose, at least the humor lightens the mood.

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Steph said... @ December 6, 2010 at 6:27 PM

These are hilarious! I dunno if Penguin will be crazy about them if they find them but I love them. The Outhouse at Pooh Corner is pretty funny.

Evangeline said... @ December 8, 2010 at 10:02 PM

That's exactly what I thought - the design would probably incur a little bit of Penguin's wrath if they learned about it. But what a hilarious idea.

Unknown said... @ December 12, 2010 at 11:36 AM

Hi folks. Actually, because they are a parody there is no problem with copyright infringement. The folks at Penguin get just as much as a kick out of it as anyone else, maybe more so because it's such a tribute. I worked for Pearson since 1992 and they hold a nice pension for me too! Thanks for your comments!

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