Artist Animates Famous Book Covers in an Elegant, Understated Way

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Javier Jensen, an artist living down in Santiago, Chile, has breathed a little life into some beloved book covers. And when I say little, I mean little. His animated touches are nicely understated, hardly distracting from the original cover designs.

To the 1851 cover of Herman Melville’s Moby Dick, Jensen added a little flipping whale tale (above). A planet shimmers and a star sparkles on the cover of Antoine de Saint Exupery’s Le Petit Prince. Wisps of smoke rise from a pipe on Conan Doyle’s The Adventures and Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes.

See more covers, including how Jensen reworked Francis Cugat’s original cover design for The Great Gatsby, here.

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