Book Covers

#redesigntheclassics is an ongoing personal project I started in February 2020. The purpose is to recreate the covers of some of my favourite books, with an emphasis on typography.

The Hobbit

The Hobbit is a children’s fantasy novel by English author J. R. R. Tolkien. It was published on 21 September 1937 to wide critical acclaim, being nominated for the Carnegie Medal and awarded a prize from the New York Herald Tribune for best juvenile fiction.

The Old Man and the Sea

The Old Man and the Sea is a short novel written by the American author Ernest Hemingway in 1951 in Cuba, and published in 1952. It was the last major work of fiction written by Hemingway that was published during his lifetime.

Where the Wild Things Are

Where the Wild Things Are is a 1963 children’s picture book by American writer and illustrator Maurice Sendak, and considered one of the true classics of children’s literature.

The Adventures of Tintin

The Adventures of Tintin is a series of 24 comics created by Belgian cartoonist Georges Remi, who wrote under the pen name Hergé. First published in 1929, the series was one of the most popular European comics of the 20th century.

Fantastic Mr Fox

Fantastic Mr Fox is a children’s novel written by British author Roald Dahl, published in 1970. The 2009 stop motion animated film by Wes Anderson is also a classic and one of my favourites.

The Little Prince

The Little Prince is a novella by French aristocrat, writer, and aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. It was first published in English and French in the US in April 1943, and posthumously in France following the liberation of France as Saint-Exupéry’s works had been banned by the Vichy Regime.

Got a suggestion for my next book cover?