I'm an avid reader and when I came across these images of classic book redesigns from doedemee, I instantly smiled. Doedemee is a project by Belgian graphic design studio called beshart. They gathered 100 artists from 28 countries to redesign 100 greatest novels (according to The Observer's 2003 list) in an effort to fight illiteracy. For each redesigned cover purchased (here), 5 euros are donated to United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) projects in Africa.
I have been fortunate to read so many classics because of school, and even though some were less enjoyable than others, I am so grateful to have read so many. Doedemee is an amazing design project for an important cause.
What do you think of this? Check out the doedemee site and the online gallery for yourself and let me know which one is your favorite! The ones here are some of my favorites.
By the way, when you click on each poster, there's a blurb from the designer about the inspiration behind the design!
Don Quixote image via Lobulo Design from the UK
Lolita image via Yasmeen Ismail from the UK
LA Confidential image via Liam Bushby from the UK
To Kill A Mockingbird image via Paul Boardman from the UK
USA image via David Crunelle from Belgium