Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Stay Gold

I think I have read S.E. Hinton's The Outsiders close to twenty times. No, I'm not in the midst of some weird Peter Pan teenage syndrome; I taught middle school Reading for two years and it was a favorite among all my classes. The old cover, as I remember it, was a poor illustration of three "tough guys" Grease style; cheesy and so the opposite of how cool Pony Boy and the gang were. Enter Mikey Burton, an illustrator who's new branding campaign has created "illustrative reinterpretation of classic book covers directed toward junior-high-school students."  I'm thinking it just might be time to reread To Kill a Mockingbird. In public.
Poster series of prints available here.

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