01 February 2011

First Faber Bell Jar Poster

If you are like me and you eat, sleep and breath The Bell Jar, why not put it on your wall?

Faber is selling a poster of the cover of their 1966 first edition of Sylvia Plath’s novel. The item description reads, “Designed in 1966 by Faber and Faber / Shirley Tucker. Printed at high quality colour on 150gsm silk matt paper. The image is surrounded by a white border and is B2 size, 70 x 50cm.“

Also, thanks to Melanie for the following link to a different Plath-related poster available via Cafe Press.


They (Cafe Press) do have other Plathiana available. Some are more tasteful - and accurate - than others.

9 comments :

christina said...

Wtf? "Sylvia Plath was a redhead"?

I've always wanted a Sylvia Plath poster for my room, especially if it was a picture of the woman herself, or another cover of the Bell Jar (this one is not very appealing, I'm sorry to say).
Do you know where I can find any of this?

Peter K Steinberg said...

Christina,

Thanks for commenting. I know what you mean about the redhead thing. A definite WTF moment.

As for The Bell Jar poster; if you have a particular cover that you like, you could try to obtain a high resolution scan (in .tiff file format) and have one made for you by a print/copy shop. Same thing for an image of Plath herself...you could try to get a scan of a favorite picture from a biography or something...

Hope this helps.

Julia said...

Ah well, can't blame the redheads for wanting to claim her as their own, right? ;-)

Might have to get myself one of the F&F Bell Jar posters. Anyone happen to know what that works out to in American dollars these days?

Peter K Steinberg said...

Julia

xe.com should give you an idea of the current exchange rate. With shipping I think it's about $26 or so. Cheaper copies may be available via bookdepository.com.

pks

Melanie said...

I will have to send you a photo of my Bell Jar tshirt Peter!

Peter K Steinberg said...

Awesome! I'm presuming no one wants to see me in my Colossus boxer briefs...

pks

Melanie said...

That made me laugh so much I almost choked on the tea I was trying to drink

panther said...

If that went on my wall, I'd get an attach of vertigo. , ,It's appropriate to the subject-matter, of course.

Peter K Steinberg said...

Melanie, sorry about that. Do send me the dry cleaning bill... pks

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