Contemporary Books Get the Street Art Cover Treatment

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In July, the UK branch of the major book publisher Penguin unveiled new covers for 10 of their most celebrated contemporary titles (“all books that speak to their time”). The cool thing about these new editions is that each cover was designed by a street artist, giving the books a very modern look. Check out some of my favorites:

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Italian artist Agostino Iacurci’s take on How to Be Good by Nick Hornby

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Belgian painter ROA’s take on And the Ass Saw the Angel by Nick Cave

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Artist Dr Henry Jekyll’s take on Americana by Don DeLillo

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New York City-based Stephen Powers’ take on Lights Out for the Territory by Iain Sinclair

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Brooklyn street artist DAIN’s take on What a Carve Up! by Jonathan Coe

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Hamburg-based stencil artist Mittenimwald’s take on The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid

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