Re-Covered Books: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Re-Covered Books: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

All the way back in 1900, a 44 year old L. Frank Baum released a book titled The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, which has now become one of the most well known.. movies. Most of us now know the Judy Garland film of nearly the same name, The Wizard of Oz, which isn’t quite so much like the original book. I think that’s what makes this a good contest, because you need to know about the real book, not the movie, in order to win. Easy enough though, you can read the full book by clicking here.

So here’s your objective. Make a contemporary version of a modern day classic. Don’t make a cover to the movie, make it a cover to the book. But make sure it feels fresh and new. I’d suggest looking at the work of Neil Kellerhouse, who is leaps and bounds ahead of everyone else when it comes to contemporary design. Make it fresh, make it new, and make it amazing.

This time around you’ve got a pretty sweet prize. This time around we’re giving away an Apple TV (which is American, not sure if it matters), so you really need to throw some blood, sweat and tears into this one. Sound like a plan? Here are the rules.

RULES

• Please save your images as JPGs no larger than 800px wide at 72 DPI/RGB mode, there’s no height restrictions (within reason). Feel free to play with the dimensions and have fun with what you make. Making a front and back cover with certainly help your chances, but is not required.

• Label your files “Firstname-Lastname-Wizard-of-Oz.jpg”

• Send all entries to [email protected] with the subject “Re-Covered Books: Wizard of Oz“. Cut and paste what I wrote there, it’s super easy and it helps me keep track of your entry.

• All entries are due Saturday, February 11, 2012 by Midnight, PST.

If there are any other questions feel free to leave them in the comments. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with and be sure to tell your friends/classmates/pets to participate. Good luck and have fun!

Paqui Timoneda's Wizard Of Oz Entry

Paqui Timoneda's Wizard Of Oz Entry

Paqui Timoneda's Wizard Of Oz Entry

Paqui Timoneda

Francisco Hernandez's Wizard Of Oz Entry

Francisco Hernandez

Paul Bartlett's Wizard Of Oz Entry

Paul Bartlett's Wizard Of Oz Entry

Paul Bartlett's Wizard Of Oz Entry

Paul Bartlett

Austin Eidson's Wizard of Oz Entry

Austin Eidson's Wizard of Oz Entry

Austin Eidson

Cameron Stevens' cover for The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Cameron Stevens

Daimian Lix's cover for The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Daimian Lix's cover for The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Daimian Lix's cover for The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Daimian Lix

Armando Roque's cover for The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Armando Roque's cover for The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Armando Roque's cover for The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Armando Roque

Debbie Liggins' cover for The Wonderful of Wizard of Oz

Debbie Liggins

Joe Lillington's cover for The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Joe Lillington's cover for The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Joe Lillington

Amelia Adysaputra's cover for The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Amelia Adysaputra's cover for The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Amelia Adysaputra

Sebastián Gavary's cover for Wizard of Oz

Sebastián Gavary's cover for Wizard of Oz

Sebastián Gavary's cover for Wizard of Oz

Sebastián Gavary

Mark Grothman's cover for Wizard of Oz

Mark Grothman's cover for Wizard of Oz

Mark Grothman's cover for Wizard of Oz

Mark Grothman

Nim Ben-Reuven's cover for Wizard of Oz

Nim Ben-Reuven

Chris Viel's cover for Wizard of Oz

Chris Viel

André Cândido's cover for Wizard of Oz

André Cândido

Lucia Brandoli's cover for Wizard of Oz

Lucia Brandoli's cover for Wizard of Oz

Lucia Brandoli's cover for Wizard of Oz

Lucia Brandoli

Hillary Jayne's cover for Wizard of Oz

Hillary Jayne's cover for Wizard of Oz

Hillary Jayne's cover for Wizard of Oz

Hillary Jayne

Karina Haczek's cover for Wizard of Oz

Karina Haczek's cover for Wizard of Oz

Karina Haczek's cover for Wizard of Oz

Karina Haczek

Anna Grimal's cover for Wizard of Oz

Anna Grimal's cover for Wizard of Oz

Anna Grimal

Jaclyn Threadgill's cover for Wizard of Oz

Jaclyn Threadgill

Linn Andersson's cover for Wizard of Oz

Linn Andersson's cover for Wizard of Oz

Linn Andersson

Amy Pacholuk's cover for Wizard of Oz

Amy Pacholuk's cover for Wizard of Oz

Amy Pacholuk's cover for Wizard of Oz

Amy Pacholuk's cover for Wizard of Oz

Amy Pacholuk

Lina Sponberg's cover for Wizard of Oz

Lina Sponberg's cover for Wizard of Oz

Lina Sponberg

Jana Misheva's cover for Wizard of Oz

Jana Misheva's cover for Wizard of Oz

Jana Misheva's cover for Wizard of Oz

Jana Misheva

April Scarduzio's cover for Wizard of Oz

April Scarduzio

Alicia Farmer's cover for Wizard of Oz

Alicia Farmer's cover for Wizard of Oz

Alicia Farmer

Ben Wood's cover for Wizard of Oz

Ben Wood

David Gutiérrez's cover for Wizard of Oz

David Gutiérrez's cover for Wizard of Oz

David Gutiérrez

Luca Tommaso Cordoni's cover for Wizard of Oz

Luca Tommaso Cordoni's cover for Wizard of Oz

Luca Tommaso Cordoni's cover for Wizard of Oz

Luca Tommaso Cordoni

Chloe Jones's cover for Wizard of Oz

Chloe Jones's cover for Wizard of Oz

Chloe Jones's cover for Wizard of Oz

Chloe Jones

Enged Sombotsch's cover for Wizard of Oz

Enged Sombotsch's cover for Wizard of Oz

Enged Sombotsch

Craig White's cover for Wizard of Oz

Craig White's cover for Wizard of Oz

Craig White

Sean Ross's cover for Wizard of Oz

Sean Ross

Jacob Ewing's cover for Wizard of Oz

Jacob Ewing's cover for Wizard of Oz

Jacob Ewing's cover for Wizard of Oz

Jacob Ewing

Carmen Deñó's cover for Wizard of Oz

Carmen Deñó's cover for Wizard of Oz

Carmen Deñó's cover for Wizard of Oz

Carmen Deñó's cover for Wizard of Oz

Carmen Deñó

Carlos Peixoto's cover for Wizard of Oz

Carlos Peixoto

Alexis Noel's cover for Wizard of Oz

Alexis Noel's cover for Wizard of Oz

Alexis Noel

Simon Michele's cover for Wizard of Oz

Simon Michele's cover for Wizard of Oz

Simon Michele's cover for Wizard of Oz

Simon Michele's cover for Wizard of Oz

Simon Michele

 Ben Wallis & Mike McVicar's cover for Wizard of Oz

Ben Wallis & Mike McVicar

Chase Kunz's cover for Wizard of Oz

Chase Kunz's cover for Wizard of Oz

Chase Kunz's cover for Wizard of Oz

Chase Kunz

Joshua Fronk's cover for Wizard of Oz

Joshua Fronk's cover for Wizard of Oz

Joshua Fronk

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