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TV And Movie Icons Invade These Classic Novel Covers
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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.

Indiana

… 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.

The American

… well d’uh!

Nostromo

… 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?

Metamorphosis

… reasonably close to the source material. Same number of legs?

No Name

… 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.

Basil

… 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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BurnellYow!
Community Member
7 years ago

Very clever. I enjoyed looking at these.

MysticalMan
Community Member
7 years ago

insightful.

BurnellYow!
Community Member
7 years ago

Very clever. I enjoyed looking at these.

MysticalMan
Community Member
7 years ago

insightful.

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