Litographs hopes to reprint the entire text of the classic novel on people’s skin
Litographs, a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based company that creates products with literature-inspired designs, has launched a Kickstarter campaign for its latest product – temporary literary tattoos, which celebrate poignant words from classic books by printing them on our bodies.
The Kickstarter campaign is part of the company’s World’s Longest Tattoo Chain project, which basically involves reprinting the entire text of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland on over 2,500 human bodies. Litographs has broken up the entire text of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland into 2,500 phrases that comprise individually-designed temporary tattoos. The company worked with a Hollywood FX studio to give the temporary tattoos a permanent look.
To be part of the World’s Longest Tattoo Chain project, people just need to pledge at least $1 to the campaign to receive a unique, randomly-selected temporary literary tattoo. The first 2,500 backers earned a place in the World’s Longest Tattoo Chain depicting Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. When they receive their literary tattoo, they simply have to apply it on any part of their body, take a photo of their new literary tattoo, and upload it to the Litographs Tattoos gallery.
Barely 12 hours into the campaign, more than 2,500 backers have already pledged for a unique Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland temporary tattoo and reserved their place on the tattoo chain project. Litographs has decided to expand the tattoo chain to include Through The Looking Glass for backers 2,501 to 5,000.
As of this post, the campaign has already raised over $26,000. The minimum pledge is a dollar for a randomly-selected temporary tattoo. A $3 pledge allows backers to select the literary tattoo of their choice from Litographs’ initial collection, which include words or phrases from classics like Jack London’s Call of The Wild, Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, James Joyce’s Ulysses, Charles Darwin’s On The Origin Of The Species, and many more.
The Kickstarter campaign is set to end on August 21. Litographs will start printing the tattoos in September, assign each unique tattoo to those who have reserved their place on the tattoo chain by October. The temporary tattoos will start shipping in November and the tattoo gallery is scheduled to go live by December.
The project is an interesting way to bring classic literature into the real world and also creates a new and fun way to re-read these timeless novels.
Take a look at the Kickstarter video here.