You may not know this about me, but in addition to being a book worm, I also LOVE street art. Love love. I’ve spent an incalculable amount of time wandering back streets and with my nose pressed against bus windows peering down alleyways most people do their best to ignore in the hopes of glimpsing a bright colour on a wall or a telltale flash of poster paper. I’ve traipsed around, camera in hand, through my city’s back alleys and along train tracks – I’ve even crawled into abandoned buildings to take photos of murals on their walls.
So I nearly died when I stumbled across this article in the Guardian – Penguin is working with street artists to give graffiti makeovers to some of their novels. So. Fricken. AWESOME. I don’t even care what the books are, I am in favour. The only thing better than this was when Shepard Fairey did these covers for Animal Farm and 1984. Go check out all ten for yourself, but here are a few more of my faves:
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