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Recovering the Classics is a crowdsourced collection of original covers for great works in the public domain.

As part of a new initiative announced by the White House we are partnering with the New York Public Library and the Digital Public Library of America to bring these amazing covers to libraries and schools nationwide.

Why? Sadly, many of the greatest classics in the public domain are left with poorly designed or auto-generated covers that fail to capture what makes these books exciting and inspiring to us. So we invited illustrators, typographers, and designers of all stripes to create new covers for 100 of the greatest works in the public domain.


  • Research
  • Ideation
  • Initial Sketches

Date: 2017

Client: Creative Action Network/Recovering the Classics

Role: Designer

Application: Illustratorr