50 Great Classic Books Call for Great Artsists!


Great Books Call for Great Artists for original, creative, unique, inspiring new covers!! The Recovering The Classics is an amazing project that many artists have already reply to it’s call with fantastic designs. Take a quick view below to inspire yourself, visit the website and contribute your own, or order you favorite one as an e-book, or paperback.



The Recovering The Classics is a crowdsourced collection of original covers for 50 of the greatest books in the public domain but a unique online library for book cover art inspiration as well. Invites anyone to design a cover for one of the 50 classic books of the list.

Read more about the project at Recovering The Classics. Below is a small collection of my favorites and of course I could not leave out of the list my contributions 🙂 Enjoy!


A Tale of Two Cities, Illustration by Roberlan Borges

Anna Karenina, Illustration by Anna Tulchinskaya

Dracula, Illustration by Luis Prado

Frankenstein, Illustration by Braulio Amado

Frankenstein, Illustration by Gareth Graham

Gulliver’s Travels, Illustration by Naomi Sloman

Robinson Crusoe, Illustration by JD Reeves

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, by Roberlan Borges

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Illustration by Ioannis Fetanis

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Illustration by Maria Papaefstathiou

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Illustration by Maria Papaefstathiou

The Brothers Karamazov, Illustration by Monica Alisse

The Scarlet Letter, Illustration by MrFurious

The Works of Edgar Allan Poe, Illustration by Adam S Doyle

Three Musketeers, Illustration by Ioannis Fetanis

Through the Looking Glass, Illustration by Alex Kostiw

Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
, Illustration by Wade Greenberg


All books are available for sale as both digital and softcover editions to support the artists involved. Recovering The Classics is a project of the Creative Action Network, a marketplace for connecting artists with the causes they care about, and DailyLit, a platform for delivering great fiction in short installments. A joint effort between the Harvard Book Store, Daily Lit, and the Creative Action Network.

(For more about the featured artists please visit Recovering The Classics.)


Maria Papaefstathiou

VISUAL DESIGNER since 1996 and blogger since 2010. Living in Athens, Greece. She has been focusing her research on poster design and particularly on social poster design and portrait design. Her main poster project is a series of posters celebrating great personalities of traditional and popular culture in Greece and Jamaica. These include actors, singers, musicians, poets etc. This is an ongoing project. “I believe that design is a powerful tool that we designers can use to spark enthusiasm, change mindsets and bring positive actions to our world and our culture”. FOUNDER AND EDITOR OF GRAPHICART-NEWS.COM BLOG. She carefully curates high-quality designs, illustrations, and art, from all over the world that will teach and provoke other designers. Many consider her blog to be an exceptional educational tool. CO-FOUNDER OF THE INTERNATIONAL REGGAE POSTER CONTEST which was launched on December 2011, partnering, the creative activist Michael Thompson aka Freestylee. (www.reggaepostercontest.com)

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