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Classic Book Covers Revamped As Street Art [Pics]

Classic Book Covers Revamped As Street Art [Pics]
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Literary classics are made more appealing to the younger generation.

Ross Brooks
  • 18 june 2013

Penguin UK Books has decided to revamp the covers for ten literary classics by employing the help of ten world-renowned street artists. As you can imagine, the result is a striking visual impact with rock solid content to back it up.

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Some of the books included in the series are Mohsin Hamid’s The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Jonathan Coe’s What a Carve up!, Nick Hornby’s How to be Good and William Boyd’s Armadillo.

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The street artists came from all corners of the world including people such as Belgian-born ROA, Australian The Yok and many more. Each of their unique styles brings a fresh perspective to familiar stories.

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UK bookseller Foyles even held a launch event for the new series of redesigned books at London’s Southbank, a hub of street activity in the city.

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Check out the other book covers below:

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