See Your Favorite Literary Classics Made Over As Pulp Fiction

You can't necessarily judge a book by its cover, but you can tell a lot about the content from it. For instance, when a certain font is paired with an illustrated character portrait featuring a dangling cigarette and/or a dangerous dame, clearly you are holding a pulpy detective novel from the 1930s. Judging by a new imprint, however, it might also be Robinson Crusoe. Pulp the Classics is a recent line of books that retrofits literature's best–known works with covers of pulp novels, some of them featuring recognizable actors of different eras. The project started in June of 2012 as a commission job from independent U.K.–based publishing house, Oldcastle Books, who's director has an abiding love for the old pulp covers. He asked artist David Mann to produce some covers along the lines of Oldcastle's Straight From The Fridge Dad as a reference. What Mann came up with was a literary mash–up for the ages. "It was a way to appeal to fans of the old pulp cover art, but also to use humor to engage with a new audience for great literature," Mann says.Read Full Story     Continue reading at 'Fast Company'

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