Making Old Classics Look New: Penguin Cover Design Competitions

It’s always fun to see old classics imagined anew for the 21st-century reader.

Two UK design prizes, both hosted by Penguin, have just announced their shortlists - and the results are well worth a browse.

This year’s Puffin Design Award set students the task of coming up with a new cover for one of the best-loved children’s books, The Wind in the Willows.

Design by VIcky Mills.

Design by VIcky Mills.

Design by Pia Valar.

Design by Pia Valar.

Design by Harley-James Ross.

Design by Harley-James Ross.

This year’s Penguin Adult Prize for design invited students to come up with a new cover for Raymond Chandler’s 1939 classic The Big Sleep.

Design by David Doran.

Design by David Doran.

Design by Alex Colbourne.

Design by Alex Colbourne.

Design by Andrew Cadywould.

Design by Andrew Cadywould.

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