Re-Covered Books: ‘Fahrenheit 451′ by Ray Bradbury

Re-Covered Books: 'Fahrenheit 451' by Ray Bradbury

Re-Covered Books: 'Fahrenheit 451' by Ray Bradbury

Published in 1953, Ray Bradbury’s seminal novel Fahrenheit 451 is a dystopian novel where owning books is illegal and houses containing them are burned by firemen. Ray Bradbury has said that ” the novel is not about censorship, but a story about how television destroys interest in reading literature, which leads to a perception of knowledge as being composed of factoids, partial information devoid of context.” Kind of sounds like our modern day world, taking in factoids (tweets), though I believe if anything we read more.

Sadly, Bradbury passed away a few months ago, so I thought doing a Re-Covered contest in his honor would be nice. You mission is to redesign the classic cover to Fahrenheit 451, bringing to life a contemporary vision of the book and it’s ideas. I suggest paying close to attention to not only your imagery, but to your typography as well. Every bit counts!

The winner will get $100 to Amazon as well as some posters and goodies that I’ve been holding on to.

RULES

• Save your images as JPGs at 800px wide at 72 DPI/RGB mode – this is super important! There are no height restrictions (within reason). Feel free to play with the dimensions and have fun with what you make. Submitting a front and back cover will certainly help your chances, but is not required.

• Label your files “Firstname-Lastname-Fahrenheit-451.jpg”

• Send all entries to [email protected] with the subject “Re-Covered Books: Fahrenheit 451“. 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, September 22, 2012 by Midnight PST.

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

Jeremie Decalf Fahrenheit 451

Jeremie Decalf

Fahrenheit 451 cover by Brian Cook

Fahrenheit 451 cover by Brian Cook

Brian Cook

Conrad Crespin's cover for Fahrenheit 451

Conrad Crespin

Anthony Galasso's cover for Fahrenheit 451

Anthony Galasso

Hamish Robertson's cover for Fahrenheit 451

Hamish Robertson

Dan Danke's cover for Fahrenheit 451

Dan Danke

David Figula's cover for Fahrenheit 451

David Figula's cover for Fahrenheit 451

David Figula

Julien Praud's cover for Fahrenheit 451

Julien Praud

Peter Matcau's cover for Fahrenheit 451

Peter Matcau

Elisa Rudolph's cover for Fahrenheit 451

Elisa Rudolph

David Smith's cover for Fahrenheit 451

David Smith's cover for Fahrenheit 451

David Smith

Rosalie Loncin's cover for Fahrenheit 451

Rosalie Loncin's cover for Fahrenheit 451

Rosalie Loncin's cover for Fahrenheit 451

Rosalie Loncin

Levi McGranahan's cover for Fahrenheit 451

Levi McGranahan's cover for Fahrenheit 451

Levi McGranahan

Brady Moore's cover for Fahrenheit 451

Brady Moore's cover for Fahrenheit 451

Brady Moore

Hugo Arcier's cover for Fahrenheit 451

Hugo Arcier

Chris Buswell's cover for Fahrenheit 451

Chris Buswell

Jahmil Draman's cover for Fahrenheit 451

Jahmil Draman

Joshua Kimball's cover for Fahrenheit 451

Joshua Kimball

Josh Dagza's cover for Fahrenheit 451

Josh Dagza

Ramzi Hussen's cover for Fahrenheit 451

Ramzi Hussen

Ricardo Muller's cover for Fahrenheit 451

Ricardo Muller

Vicki Do's cover for Fahrenheit 451

Vicki Do

Yaanish Ramphal's cover for Fahrenheit 451

Yaanish Ramphal

Justin Bennett's cover for Fahrenheit 451

Justin Bennett

Liam Warn's cover for Fahrenheit 451

Liam Warn

Travis Simmons' cover for Fahrenheit 451

Travis Simmons

George Butler's cover for Fahrenheit 451

George Butler's cover for Fahrenheit 451

George Butler

Anne Corr's cover for Fahrenheit 451

Anne Corr's cover for Fahrenheit 451

Anne Cor

Jessica Tong's cover for Fahrenheit 451

Jessica Tong

James Olstein's cover for Fahrenheit 451

James Olstein

David Gutierrez's cover for Fahrenheit 451

David Gutierrez's cover for Fahrenheit 451

David Gutiérrez

Aaron Norhanian's cover for Fahrenheit 451

Aaron Norhanian's cover for Fahrenheit 451

Aaron Norhanian's cover for Fahrenheit 451

Aaron Norhanian

Matt Durber's cover for Fahrenheit 451

Matt Durber

Matt Wrightson's cover for Fahrenheit 451

Matt Wrightson

Fabian Rodriguez's cover for Fahrenheit 451

Fabian Rodriguez's cover for Fahrenheit 451

Fabian Rodriguez

Maciej Chmielewski's cover for Fahrenheit 451

Maciej Chmielewski's cover for Fahrenheit 451

Maciej Chmielewski's cover for Fahrenheit 451

Maciej Chmielewski

Hazel Stainer's cover for Fahrenheit 451

Hazel Stainer's cover for Fahrenheit 451

Hazel Stainer

Kevin Pyne's cover for Fahrenheit 451

Kevin Pyne

Craig White's cover for Fahrenheit 451

Craig White's cover for Fahrenheit 451

Craig White

Robert Williams' cover for Fahrenheit 451

Robert Williams

Jared Pendergraft's cover for Fahrenheit 451

Jared Pendergraft

Soya Fujita's cover for Fahrenheit 451

Soya Fujita

Jaclyn Threadgill's cover for Fahrenheit 451

Jaclyn Threadgill

Kittitath Tanyavanish's cover for Fahrenheit 451

Kittitath Tanyavanish

Adam Maida's cover for Fahrenheit 451

Adam Maida

Derek Munn's cover for Fahrenheit 451

Derek Munn

Ashley Chen's cover for Fahrenheit 451

Ashley Chen's cover for Fahrenheit 451

Ashley Chen

Joe Watson's cover for Fahrenheit 451

Joe Watson

Craig White's cover for Fahrenheit 451

Craig White's cover for Fahrenheit 451

Craig White

Kate Cornish's cover for Fahrenheit 451

Kate Cornish

Gabriele Fumero and Sara Fumero's cover for Fahrehneit 451

Gabriele Fumero and Sara Fumero's cover for Fahrehneit 451

Gabriele Fumero and Sara Fumero's cover for Fahrehneit 451

Gabriele Fumero

Peter Kolawa's cover for Fahrenheit 451

Peter Kolawa

Carey Blackmore's cover for Fahrenheit 451

Carey Blackmore

Jennifer Trotter's cover for Fahrenheit 451

Jennifer Trotter

Simon Michele's cover for Fahrenheit 451

Simon Michele

Emmanuel Polanco's cover for Fahrenheit 451

Emmanuel Polanco's cover for Fahrenheit 451

Emmanuel Polanco's cover for Fahrenheit 451

Emmanuel Polanco's cover for Fahrenheit 451

Emmanuel Polanco

Paul Bartlett's cover for Fahrenheit 451

Paul Bartlett's cover for Fahrenheit 451

Paul Bartlett's cover for Fahrenheit 451

Paul Bartlett

Chester Ebona's cover for Fahrenheit 451

Chester Ebona

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