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Contemporary book quotes designed to look like old book titles

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Vintage book quotes by Piotr Kowalczyk Geek Updated

The design of these vintage-style book quotes was inspired by title pages from 18th-century books.

One may say that, when it comes to book quotes, everything has been done.

All most interesting book and library quotes have been already discovered, and many book lovers know them by heart.

What’s more, the quotes have been visualized in numerous ways, making them easy to share in social media.

Most of the designs share the same style: cozy and somehow messy. They mix font faces and styles with bright colors, and fill the entire space. As a result, you see something that may be too overwhelming.

On the other side, it’s surprising that the iconic book design of 17th, 18th, or 19th century has not yet been picked as a style inspiration. It’s so beautiful, and – what’s most important – so very bookish!

That’s why I have decided to pick up some of my book quotes and design them in the vintage style of 18th century book titles, with a spacy layout, a decent use of ornaments, and the classic Baskerville font face as a style hero.

The quotes are available in my idea pool at Geek Updated, where you can find the links to get the designs on over 70 products on Redbubble and Amazon.

Original vintage-style book quotes

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Life is like a novel with you being both its author an main character - vintage book quote by Piotr Kowalczyk Geek Updated

Life is like a novel, with you being both its author and main character.

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Reading is and act of selfless help to oneself - vintage book quote by Piotr Kowalczyk Geek Updated

Reading is an act of selfless help to oneself.

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My brain is proudly powered by books - vintage book quote by Piotr Kowalczyk

My brain is proudly powered by books.

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Movies are the keyhole books are the key - vintage book quote by Piotr Kowalczyk Geek Updated

Movies are the keyhole. Books are the key.

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Life is lighter with a heavy bookshelf - vintage book quote by Piotr Kowalczyk Geek Updated

Life is lighter with a heavy bookshelf.

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I see a book good day ahead - vintage book quote by Piotr Kowalczyk Geek Updated

I see a book, I see a coffee, I see a good day ahead.

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A book is not an escape but a shortcut to a better life - vintage book quote by Piotr Kowalczyk

A book is not an escape from life, but a shortcut to a better one.

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A book is a first-aid box for the mind - vintage book quote by Piotr Kowalczyk Geek Updated

A book is a first-aid box for the mind.

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Vintage book quotes on Redbubble

All the designs are available in my Redbubble shop in four color options: Latte, Chocolate, Stone, and Capri. You can get them printed on over 70 products, both apparel and home decor, naming only essential t-shirts, throw pillows, laptop sleeves, phone cases, or stationery.

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