Classic book covers get a surrealist makeover

book covers

We love Nate's offbeat approach to these classic book covers

It's always refreshing to see a new take on a classic design, and experimenting with a traditional medium such as book covers can really bring out some truly unique and original work. Following our look at the best Penguin book covers (opens in new tab) of all time, we've fallen a little bit in love with these reimagined designs from Nate Kitch (opens in new tab).

A self-initiated project, the book covers offer a surreal, avant-garde approach to some of the world's best loved stories. Using a combination of hand-drawn, collage, typography (opens in new tab), photography (opens in new tab), and digital imagery to create his work, Nate often incorporates this with beautiful geometric patterns.

We love the array of colours and the experimental take on the themes of the stories, as well as the thoughtful and inventive use of type. These cover designs would certainly catch our eye in our local book shop.

classic book covers

classic book covers

classic book covers

classic book covers

classic book covers

classic book covers

Head over to Nate's website (opens in new tab) for more inspirational work.

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