Penguin Classics get new hipster covers

Penguin Classics have revamped their iconic covers by commissioning original illustrations from comic book and hipster artists like Chris Ware (see his Candide, left), Chester Brown, Tomer Hanuka, Art Spiegelman, Seth, Charles Burns, Jason, Anders Nilsen, and Yoshihiro Tatsumi. I love these> I think they really make this old lit seem like something that doesn't belong on a pedestal, bur rather the kind of think you can read on the subway (though Alicatte, who suggested the link, thinks they're awful).

The link below goes to a long interview with Paul Buckley, the Penguin art director who set this up.

Link to part one of interview,

Link to part two of interview

(Thanks, Alicatte!)