Weekday pop art: If good movies were old books

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In the usual scheme of things, movies and books don’t seem to have a whole lot in common.

Different storytelling mediums – which for the more passionate among us usually ends up as “versus” situation rather than an “or” one – differing levels of expository or interior detail and complete different means of consumption.

Sure books often becomes movies, and even vice versa, but it’s rare that they go seamlessly together … except for now when designer Matt Stevens, in his My Good Movies as Old Books series, has rather ingeniously melded iconic and well-loved films with classic paperback books to create the perfect marriage of the two.

They are a pleasure to appreciate and helped the designer get back in the creative game again.

My Good Movies as Old Books series combines my love of film and old book art. As a professional designer and illustrator, I took on the project as an exercise to help me out of a creative funk and as a way to experiment with new mediums and techniques.” (Laughing Squid)

The best part is that Stevens is looking to turn these pieces of social media-conveyed brilliance into a book, courtesy of a Kickstarter campaign, meaning you have them to treasure for years to come in book form, a fitting form for this most wonderful of series to take.

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