10 Alternative Book Covers & Film Posters

To celebrate the launch of Penguin’s Design Award 2012 tomorrow, designer and friend of TQS Rowan Stocks-Moore has designed 10 alternative book covers & film posters. The Penguin Design Awards give students the chance to win a £1000 prize and a work placement with Penguin Publishing. Here at TQS we love books, but we love films more so whilst all of the below are books they have also all been at some point adapted into a feature film. Enjoy!

1. 2001: A Space Odyssey

2. A tale of two cities

3. American Psycho

4. Birdsong

(ok, so this one’s a TV programme starting this Sunday but cut us some slack)

5. Gulliver’s Travels

6. The Jungle Book

7. The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

8. Sex and the City

9 .Catch Me If You Can

10. Hamlet

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You can see all these designs and more of Rowan’s work on his Tumblr.


  1. Eric Stanway

    Nice, for the most part. I cannot help but notice, however, that neither Big Ben or The Eiffel Tower existed during the period in which “A Tale of Two Cities” is set.

    • admin

      Thanks for the comment Eric. Oh my. As I said, I’m more of a film man. I’m sure Rowan will be ashamed of himself.

  2. Rowan Stocks-Moore

    I was aware that neither of those landmarks existed during the period in which the book is set, as I am a big fan of Dickens’ work! Using them was just a design quirk, although I appreciate that it irks those fond of historical accuracy!

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    • katy

      ‘Show and tell’ – ‘say what you see/realise/contact/know’ – know the work and distil its imagination. Exactly.

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