Book Cover Cosmetic Surgery

By Maryann Yin Comment

Time Machine.jpgDo you prefer the original cover on your favorite book or the updated version?

Flavorpill put together a photo montage of several books who have had book cover cosmetic surgery over the years. Iconic classics such as George Orwell’s 1984, Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, and Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood have all been redesigned.

Flavorpill writes: “While some of these covers have clearly been redesigned with an eye towards picking up a new kind of consumer, others are just ‘modernized’ or simply ‘ruined.’ Peep 14 before and after cover designs for yourself after the jump, and let us know whether you prefer the classic or the nouveau.”

Earlier this summer, GalleyCat reported when contestants on Bravo’s reality show, Work of Art, were challenged to re-create covers for select Penguin titles. Those titles included Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carrol, Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, and Dracula by Bram Stoker. The winning cover is for The Time Machine by H.G. Wells (pictured).