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Re”covering” the Classics

Cover art by Jon Cain

 

Recovering the classics is an awesome collection of crowd sourced newly designed covers for Classic Literature books that are in the public domain.  “As part of a new initiative announced by the White House, we are partnering with the New York Public Library and the Digital Public Library of America to bring these amazing covers to libraries and schools nationwide.

Sadly, many of the greatest classics in the public domain are left with poorly designed or auto-generated covers that fail to capture what makes these books exciting and inspiring to us. So we invited illustrators, typographers, and designers of all stripes to create new covers for 100 of the greatest works in the public domain.”  Each book has multiple covers and it’s interesting to see  various interpretations of the same book.

What’s really awesome is that anyone can contribute to this collection!  All designs are available for sale as prints, apparel, and other products.

 

 

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