CentQuarante is a collection of 3 special books: each of them recreates a whole novel by collecting on twitter every tweet quoting from that novel. Working alongside a talented webmaster, I collected the tweets and recreated Madame Bovary, The Catcher in the Rye, and The Old Man and the Sea.
I was glad to see that people had tweeted so many quotes from these traditional novels, making these books actual summaries of the stories. I placed each tweet at the exact same place it is in the actual text, and the blank spaces are the parts that were not tweeted by anyone, yet.
This project aims to give us a fresh look on these classics, and draw attention to how they can interact with today's society. Confront these two worlds, and create something new. Reinventing literary works using digital information, highlighting modern-day thoughts using texts from the past.
Design: Maud Passini