TV And Movie Icons Invade These Classic Novel Covers
I enjoy a good read (well, who doesn’t) but I particularly enjoy the experience of holding a real book rather than the modern experience of downloading a novel to a tablet. That’s just not the same at all.
Add to that, a paperback’s cover can become like the well worn face of an old family friend; every crease and scuff picked up as it’s read and re-read are like a map of its life.
Being at a loose end one day, I thought it’d be fun to recreate some classic book covers using icons from TV and movies. Modern covers can be a little bland, but I do like the style of Penguin and Oxford Classics, so I used those for inspiration.
As a finishing touch, I “weathered” every one and over the course of the next couple of weeks I came up with 20 books. Here’s the result.
Fathers and Sons
… and here’s the galaxy’s most famous dad and kiddo combination.
… and being written by George Sand, this one more or less made itself.
The Man in the Iron Mask
… too obvious? Probably.
The Beast Within
… you wouldn’t like me when I’m angry, but then again I’m never angry.
Crime and Punishment
… Dead or alive, you’re coming with me.
… well d’uh!
… anyone who knows me will tell you how much I love “Alien”
The Red and the Black
… isn’t it about time we saw Hellboy 3?
… reasonably close to the source material. Same number of legs?
… actually, he’s called Manco, but never bore me with the facts.
A Hero of Our Time
… but only if you totally forget about DH 5.
The Law and the Lady
… if you haven’t seen Dredd, why haven’t you seen Dredd? See it now.
Three Men in a Boat
… Farewell and adieu to you fair Spanish ladies.
… nuff said.
The Good Soldier
… there’s only one Kyle Reese and it’s Michael Biehn. Forget about what you might have heard recently.
Domestic Manners of the Americans
… a typical example? Answers on a postcard.
The Warrior’s Life
… I’m only here for the gasoline.
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