The Literature Heavyweights series isn’t composed of vintage books. Instead, they’re comprised of rescued brickwork that has been painted, giving the term “tome” a whole different twist. They are huge, emphasising how cumbersome it feels to handle many printed books. Furthermore, they demonstrate how ridiculous the presence of physical books is; in a world where you can turn books into weightless digital records.
The Literature Heavyweights series, designed by Daryl Fitzgerald from Light Reading Melbourne, preserves each natural bricks’ depreciation by transforming them into leather-bound volumes using painted stencils on both sides. “The series fancifully inspire a desire for a period when bookstores were enormous, packed with fading papers, serenity, and time,” said Fitzgerald.