Author: Neil Bennett
Author: Designer and artist Julien Britnic mixes Faust, Metamorphosis and William Tell with Candy Crush, Uber and Angry Birds.
Redesigning book covers for literary classics using modern pop culture references is nothing new. It's a staple of final projects for graphic design degrees, and I fully expect to see more as grad show season begins next week. But none are likely to have the flair, polish and humour of Julien Britnic's work.
Julian's latest project, Faustbook, is based around 13 German-language classics: from Goethe's Faust to Kafka's Metamophosis. It's the visual puns that first attract you – representing the Satanic transaction at the heart of Faust as an eBay auction (with extra points for representing Dockor Faust's incorporeal soul with an emoji-like ghost), or linking William Tell's iconic apple-shooting scene with Angry Birds.
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