A Celebration of The Great Gatsby
By Kayi Tsang, April 6th, 2012
2012 marks a year to remember for fans of F. Scott Fitzgerald and The Great Gatsby. The glitz and glamour of the Roaring Twenties, the Golden Age, has been inspiration for the Oscar nominated film, Midnight in Paris, the Spring 2012 runways of Gucci, Ralph Lauren, Thakoon, and Marchesa, and CITYist’s story about Daisy Buchanan inspired looks for the season. However, the most anticipated work of the year would be Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of The Great Gatsby due for release this December, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan and Tobey Maguire. In response to the demand for F. Scott Fitzgerald’s acclaimed work about the struggle between love and wealth in the Golden Age, Out of Print has created items, ranging from clothing to stationary, priced from $8 to $42, to celebrate the year of The Great Gatsby.
Out of Print specializes in celebrating literature by fashion, finding memorable works of art in book covers that are usually no longer in print. At the same time, Out of Print seeks to spread the joy of reading and literature to those in the world that do not have access to books. For each product sold, Out of Print donates one book to a community in need through its partner organization, Books of Africa.
From sweaters, t-shirts, Iphone cases to journals, Out of Print has chosen the 1925 first edition cover of The Great Gatsby by Francis Cugat, a cover which Fitzgerald himself was very fond of, as the image representing Fitzgerald’s acclaimed work. CITYist’s favorite product from this collection would be the journal, which consists of 300 pages lined with “micro-text” to inspire you and your creative juices to start writing. Here are some of CITYist’s favorites for Out of Print’s The Great Gatsby collection.
The Great Gatsby (First Edition) Mens T-shirt $28 available at Outofprint.com
The Great Gatsby (First Edition) Womens T-shirt $28 available at Outofprint.com
The Great Gatsby (First Edition) Iphone Case $35 available at Outofprint.com
The Great Gatsby (First Edition) Tote $18 available at Outofprint.com
The Great Gatsby (First Edition) Journal $16 available at Outofprint.com