New Covers for Old Books


Sometimes surfing the net results in pleasant surprises. Today’s is a collection of book covers by Mikey Burton that are among the most eye-catching I’ve seen in a long time. Given that books like Animal Farm and To Kill a Mockingbird have already been designed by some of the greats, these are fresh and inspiring. 
About his project, Burton told me: “The whole reasoning behind my project was simply to get young adults interested in reading. By pairing this edgy illustrative style (strongly influenced by rock/movie poster art) with books questioning authority, it’s supposed to make reading (for lack of a better word) cool. Also, by making a cohesive set, young adults will keep reading these classic titles, and hopefully feel like they are part of a bigger group. Harry Potter readers shouldn’t be the only ones having fun.”


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Steven Heller is the co-chair of the SVA MFA Designer /Designer as Author + Entrepreneur program, writes frequently for Wired and Design Observer. He is also the author of over 170 books on design and visual culture. He received the 1999 AIGA Medal and is the 2011 recipient of the Smithsonian National Design Award.

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