ByJonathan J Moya, writer at
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Jonathan J Moya

British based digital illustrator David Hamilton a.k.a. WinterSixFour found something interesting to do with the immense amount of Penguin Classic Edition masterpieces he collected while earning a Liberal Arts degree many years ago. He decided to do redo their stodgy covers with modern pop references so a new generation can read and enjoy them and hopefully see them in new ways.

The results are neat and very much spot on.

Most are pretty obvious if you think about the title long enough. Fathers and Sons is pretty much the whole Star Wars six pack in a nutshell. The Beast Within echoes The Hulk as much as The Man in the Iron Mask echoes a Tony Stark origin story. Of course there is only one person you can put on a novel titled Indiana.

Some like the Nostromo cover with its wink to the Alien inspired title ship, acknowledging their imaginative source.

You can discover the other links for yourself.

To see more of WinterSixFour's work go to his website.

Mikhail Lermontov's a Hero of Our Time Depicted as a Die Hard Movie

Wilkie Collins' Basil Depicted as a John Cleese Comedy

Fyodor Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment Depicted as a RoboCop Movie

Fanny Trollope's Domestic Manners of the Americans Depicted as a National Lampoon Vacation Comedy.

Ivan Turgenev's Fathers and Sons Depicted as a Star Wars Movie

Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness Depicted as a Star Wars Darth Vader Origin Story

George Sand's Indiana Depicted as an Indiana Jones Movie

Alexandre Dumas' The Man in the Iron Mask Depicted as an Iron Man Origin Story

Wilkie Collins' No Name Depicted as a Clint Eastwood Man With No Name Spaghetti Western Movie

Joseph Conrad's Nostromo Depicted as an Alien Movie

Stendahl's The Red and Black Depicted as a Hellboy Origin Story

Emile Zola's The Beast Within Depicted as an Incredible Hulk Origin Story

Ford Madox Ford's The Good Soldier Depicted as a Terminator Movie

Fyodor Dostoyevsky's The House of the Dead Depicted as a Psycho-style Slasher Horror Movie

Franz Kafka's The Metamorphosis Depicted as a The Fly Origin Story

Alfred De Vigny's The Warrior's Life Depicted as a Mad Road Warrior Origin Story

Henry James' The American Depicted as a Captain America Origin Story

Wilkie Collins' The Law and the Lady Depicted as a Judge Dredd Movie

Jerome K Jerome's Three Men In a Boat Depicted as a Jaws Origin Story

Friedrich Nietzsche's Thus Spake Zarathustra Depicted as 2001: A Space Odyssey Origin Movie

Via Bored Panda.

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