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Canvas Print

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Famous Writers' Sleep Habits and Literary Productivity

by Accurat

Fine art print on bright white, fine poly-cotton blend, matte canvas using latest generation Epson archival inks. Individually trimmed and hand stretched museum wrap over 1-1/2" deep wood stretcher bars. Includes wall hanging hardware.


In this visualization the wakeup times of famous writers for whom the data was available, based on various interviews and biographies, are correlated with their literary productivity as measured by number of works published and major awards received. Since the length of a writing career influences the volume of literary output and the historical time frame determines the awards he or she could have received, the lifespan of each writer is also indicated for context. 

Concept and direction by Maria Popova 
Design and research by Accurat
Portraits by Wendy MacNaughton 

Created for

A third of the proceeds are being donated to Room to Read (
For better readability we suggest a print size of 14" x 23" or more.

Beth Patterson commented on January 13, 2014 1:10pm
I ordered the writers' sleep chart and letters are so small I can't read even with glasses. This poster is $30--I would like to return it and have my debit card refunded, please. Thanks
NorrisJames commented on November 19, 2014 7:41pm
Great bit of work
Jasmin Singer commented on November 23, 2014 7:00am
I should have listened to Beth's review of this. She at least didn't make the even bigger mistake of ordering this framed. It's completely illegible -- and that is totally not an exaggeration. It's INSANE that this is being offered. I just wrote to the company requesting a full refund of my $58 (bad on me for choosing the framed version). Do not -- seriously, DO NOT -- order this product. And if the company is reading this -- seriously -- remove this from your store, or you'll just keep getting comments like this. Thanks.
Daniel Pico commented on December 30, 2014 10:42am
It is beautiful.