Classic novels tend to have equally classic cover art. For example, when you think of The Great Gatsby, your mind likely goes to a pair of half-closed eyes floating over a glittering, cobalt city. But what if designers were given a chance to rethink these covers entirely? That's the concept behind Recovering The Classics, a site that's crowdsourcing new art for 50 iconic books.
The project is a collaboration between The Creative Action Network and Daily Lit. Their public call ended up soliciting 241 designs from 90 artists, for titles like Moby Dick, Frankenstein, Huckleberry Finn, Dracula, and many, many more (the full list of titles is right here).
And for the bookworms out there, you can buy paperback and ebook versions with the new cover (or, you can purchase a print or download the design). Perhaps you'll even be inspired to contribute your own take on a classic cover. [Recovering the Classics via DesignTaxi]