These Childhood Classics Are Being Turned Into Artwork
Framebridge partners with Penguin Young Readers for an exciting (and nostalgic) collaboration.
Published Jul 25, 2017 9:00 AM
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If you’ve ever wished that your favorite children’s books could come to life, a new collab is here to make that dream a little more of a reality. Custom framing company Framebridge has teamed up with Penguin Young Readers for a collection of custom-framed artwork inspired by prints from various childhood classics.
The 12-piece limited edition collection includes titles such as Don Freeman’s Corduroy, Anna Dewdney’s Llama Llama Red Pajama, and Tao Nyeu’s Wonder Bear. The Penguin Print House collection is a great way to add bright and playful decor to your little one’s nursery by turning their favorite books into wall art.
Susan Tynan, Framebridge’s founder and CEO, says the choice on which titles to feature was based around giving customers a wide range of options. “Penguin Young Readers curated the collection of artists and titles. We provided feedback on what would work well with customers, since we frame so many items for family homes and kids’ rooms,” she says. “I love that the collection features a mix of classics, recent bestsellers, and titles we love. I’ve probably read Llama Llama Red Pajama to my girls fifty times!”
Each print will be available in four different frame styles, so that each customer can ensure their new artwork fits in with their design aesthetic. There will even be a signed certificate of authenticity from the illustrator included with each print for an added touch of uniqueness.
“The team at Penguin was looking for ways to support their authors and artists, while extending these wonderful artworks beyond the pages of their books,” says Tynan of how the collaboration came about. “We’re thrilled to get these pieces framed and on customers’ walls, and to help Penguin share these amazing prints.”
The collection is available online now, with prices ranging from $150 to $300. While there are currently only 12 titles available, Penguin Young Readers President Jen Loja hints at a potential ongoing partnership.
“We are delighted to partner with Framebridge on this unique line of collectible prints and we look forward to introducing new books and illustrators to the collection over the next year,” she said in a statement.