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Quentin Tarantino Movies as Penguin Classics


Hey folks, here is another great example of concept art. This time Quentin Tarantino movies have been presented as vintage paperbacks. The credit goes to artist Sharm Murugiah for creating cover art based on these movies. Consider a tie-up with this artist Mr. Tarantino.

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PCLD Uses Penguin Style Covers to Promote Libraries

vintage penguin cover

As you know, we here are The Book Haven simply worship creative retro covers. We have made many posts on how websites, movies, or new books would look as vintage paperbacks. Here is another instance, which comes with a noble purpose.

To make people aware of the benefits of using a library card, Ann Leonard, the librarian at Pinal County Library District (PCLD), has designed 30 elegant graphic images. Check a few of them below. You can see the complete set on Pinterest.

Do the images remind you of something? Yes, of course they do. They have been inspired by the iconic Penguin/Pelican covers, which were designed by Italian art director Germano Facetti. We hope that Ann’s covers will be a success and revive interest in libraries.

To know more about the project visit Pinal County Reads.

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The OMG Project: Major Websites as Paperbacks

web services covers therapyRight from the time I discovered Deviantart, I knew that the World Wide Web was inhabited by some insanely creative people. Over the years, my belief was reinforced by many other discoveries. Today I stumbled upon yet another crazy project.

What if the top websites were old-fashioned paperbacks? How cool would Facebook look as an old Penguin classic? How about MySpace as a vintage science-fiction book? Have a look at the images below fellas. Last.FM, Twitter, Tumblr, Linkedin, Flickr all are there.

Hats off to grade A lunatic Stéphane Massa-Bidal (Rétrofuturs). You can catch this French illustrator on flickr.

It would’ve been a crime if I didn’t share this with others. Which one do you like the most?

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