February 15, 2012

SLIDESHOW: What would Humbert Humbert’s ‘Wanted’ poster have looked like?


Here’s an idea you’ll wish you’d had yourself: framing your favourite literary characters as criminals at large. New Tumblr The Composites runs descriptive passages from works of fiction through police composite imaging software. See a selection of our favourites below; who’d’ve thunk a software package could so accurately interpret The Maltese Falcon‘s Sam Spade looking ‘rather pleasantly like a blond Satan’, or London Fields‘s Keith Talent looking like a murderer’s dog? Uncanny.



Ellie Robins is an editor at Melville House. Previously, she was managing editor of Hesperus Press.