Thursday, October 30, 2008


You must head over to Book Ninja and check out the results from the Book Recovering contest, where a number of folks took some well known pieces of literature, plus a few other assortments of published ephemera, and rebranded them through new cover designs. Of course this was often done in a deliciously subversive and ironic manner. The "recovered" version of Leonard Cohen's "Beautiful Losers" is awe inspiring to say the least!

I was so inspired that I had to design a one of my own. Here is my redesign for The Catcher In The Rye;

I think I will do a few more of these in the days to come. I would love to see some of the folks on my blogroll do the same if possible, so feel free to share your own mad creations of you feel inspired. ttfn


Claire Cameron said...

The Bookninja contest is closed, but consider entering your covers in the Guardian's contest?

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Those are brilliant! I love a good subversive mind.

Allison said...

What fun! Some of those were grand. :)

Comrade Kevin said...

Very clever!

How would you do 1984?

Bill Stankus said...

Rye not?