8-Bit Versions of Classic Novel Covers

We previously posted about Oliver Miller’s awesome 8-bit illustrations of the opening lines of several famous short stories; today, he’s back with yet another pixelated project, this time focusing on the covers of classic novels like The Sun Also Rises and Frankenstein. The results are a bit of a mixed bag, and in most cases, we imagine that the authors would have been none too pleased to see their work simplified down into ugly clip art. “Great books should not be fucked with; though I’ve fucked with them here,” Miller admits. “But fucked with them in a tender way. And somehow, I feel like F. Scott Fitzgerald would grin ruefully upon seeing Tender Is the Night in 8-bit form. But maybe that’s just me.” Want to find out if you agree? Click through to check out a few of our favorite re-imagined covers, and head over to Slacktory to view the entire collection.

Image credit: Oliver Miller for Slacktory