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20 November 2010 @ 08:26 pm
[erudite] fifty simlish book covers as posters  

(Philip K. Dick's Ubik, John Fowles' The Collector, Toni Morrison's Beloved, Henry Miller's Sexus II, and Francoise Sagan's Bonjour Tristesse.)

I'm totally spamming this week-end, but I'm really excited about these, so I thought I'd just post them instead of waiting.

Anyway, I love having simlish in my game, so I thought I'd remake some vintage-y book covers with simlish instead of English (or, in one case, French). It got kind of out of hand, and I ended up with fifty recolors, all for the BV "Travelkeeper" poster.

(Raymond Chandler's The Big Sleep, Vladimir Nabokov's Pale Fire and John Updike's Rabbit, Run.)

(Albert Camus' Exile and the Kingdom, The Plague, and The Stranger.)

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Swatches (I tried to put these in alphabetical order, but I failed. So sorry about that):

In the order pictured:

Albert Camus, Exile and the Kingdom
Albert Camus, The Plague
Albert Camus, The Stranger
Alduous Huxley, Brave New World
Anaïs Nin, Artists and Models
Anthony Burgess, A Clockwork Orange
Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged
Ayn Rand, We the Living
Chinua Achebe, Things Fall Apart
Cynthia Dawn, Traffic Lights
Francoise Sagan, Bonjour Tristesse
Harper Lee, To Kill A Mockingbird
Herman Melville, Moby Dick
Henry Miller, Sexus II
George Orwell, Animal Farm
J.D. Salinger, Franny and Zooey
J.D. Salinger, Nine Stories
J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye
James Baldwin, Go Tell It on the Mountain
Joan Didion, Play It As It Lays
John Fowles, The Collector
John Holt, The Underachieving School
John O'Hara, Appointment in Samarra
John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath
Joseph Conrad, The Shadow Line
John Updike, Rabbit, Run
John Updike, Rabbit is Rich
John Updike, The Centaur
Jonathan Franzen, The Corrections
Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness
Joseph Conrad, Under Western Eyes
Joseph Conrad, Victory
Ken Kesey, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Joseph Heller, Catch-22
Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse Five
Philip K. Dick, Ubik
Philip Roth, American Pastoral
Salman Rushdie, The Satanic Verses
Ralph Ellison, The Invisible Man
Raymond Chandler, The Big Sleep
Thomas Pynchon, The Crying of Lot 49
Thomas Pynchon, Gravity's Rainbow
Saul Bellow, Herzog
Slavoj Zizek, First as Tragedy, then as Farce
Toni Morrison, Beloved
Virginia Woolf, Mrs. Dalloway
Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita
Vladimir Nabokov, Pale Fire
William Boyd, An Ice-Cream War
William S. Burroughs, Naked Lunch

(I tried to pick books that were more or less "canon," but a few just had covers that I liked. Also, I apologize for the preponderance of books written by white men.)


Google for the book covers
SIMale for the Simlish fonts

In the preview pictures, I used BV "Travelkeeper" add-ons by Buggybooz and Karaskaras.

Enjoy! And, someone please stop me from making even more of these.
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psychosimpsychosim on November 21st, 2010 11:53 am (UTC)
oh, these look sooo sweet! I wish I had BV just for these.
picnic comma lightningcharterzard on November 27th, 2010 04:04 am (UTC)
HugeLunatic actually extracted this mesh so it works for BG too - it's here.
psychosimpsychosim on November 27th, 2010 11:06 am (UTC)
oh, yaaaaaaay! :D Thank you so much for the link!
picnic comma lightningcharterzard on November 28th, 2010 02:06 am (UTC)
No worries! There are so many great recolors for that mesh that you just have to have it XD