Photos: Classic Book Covers Reimagined
Many of literature’s greatest classics, now in the public domain, have been left with mundane covers that fail to bring to life the stories that have stuck with us over the years.
“At a time when battles over copyright are raging, the value of the public domain is clear,” the organization wrote in a statement. “We believe that projects like this are an important part of keeping our creative heritage fresh and vibrant.”
Over 30 artists have already designed 58 different covers, and you can contribute your own design here. Artists receive 40 percent of all revenue from the sale of ebooks or print editions — which are made available via Harvard Book store’s “book-making robot.” (And if you’ve never seen the Paige M. Gutenborg in action, check out this video.)