Spreading like Wildfire


My Fahrenheit 451 book design got insanely popular in a short amount of time. Many of you reading this post now were most likely brought to my site because of it, and I thank you for that. As of writing this post, it's reached over 900,000 views. This site has gotten over 25,000 hits this week alone, and I've been bombarded with hundreds of kind emails asking where the book can be purchased (it's not for sale because it's a concept design). Although I haven't had the time to respond to each email I've received, I've read each and every one of them and loved them all. Thank you to everyone who took the time to write to me.

It's been tremendously inspiring to see something that is not a cat video or a silly GIF get popular online. I'm so proud that something I put my sweat and tears into received so much recognition. This experience has been extremely motivating for me, and I hope I can create more work in the future that is as impactful and inspiring to others.

I made this piece during my time at The Austin Creative Department, and great ad/creativity school in Austin, TX.

Here are just a few of the sites that featured the book design:
The Chicago Tribune, The Huffington Post, BuzzFeed, Reddit, Gizmodo, Gizmodo Japan, imgur, CrackaJack, Mediabistro, Slow Robot, NOTCOT, Laughing Squid, Jessica J. Johnston, IdeaFixa, Flavorwire, Neatorama, and many, many more sites.

Bonus: Out of hundreds of wonderful message I've gotten about the book design and my other work, I only received one negative email. Which is shocking, considering that the internet is a notoriously mean place. Here's that email for your enjoyment!

15 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “Spreading like Wildfire”

  1. patay March 10, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    Profound beyond words. Thank you for making this. I do hope it goes to print!

  2. Jess March 11, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    Way to go, Elizabeth! Rooting for you doll & here’s hoping we see this published someday soon. 😉 xo!

  3. Elyse March 11, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    I am ready to buy this. If it goes to print, I will most certainly buy this book. It is a wonderful idea!

  4. Mary S. March 11, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    This is one of my all time favorite books. If this version ever becomes available for sale I will definitely add it to my collection! Awesome design! Well done!

  5. adh March 13, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    Maybe them: http://www.visual-editions.com/

  6. Jorge March 15, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    You are a genius!

    You must have great genes!!!!!

  7. Erma March 17, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    I too came from BuzzFeed’s page featuring your book design. It’s great, as well as your other work. Keep it up. 😀

  8. Greg March 19, 2013 at 10:12 am

    Please, please make this available for purchase!!

  9. Cody Spring March 19, 2013 at 12:24 pm

    This looks amazing. I really hope this goes into print! Definitely would be a must-have for book collectors.

  10. igor grabov March 20, 2013 at 11:24 am

    Awesome looking cover 🙂

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  12. Shane Strawbridge (@ShaneStraw) March 28, 2013 at 10:44 am

    Love this design. I was in love with it from the moment I saw it, and I have used it as an example with my students about the concept of less is more, and sometimes it is better to be clever than flashy. Well done!


  13. Ian Betts (@ianbettswrites) April 11, 2013 at 2:02 am

    Get this made! I will buy it!!

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