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Vintage Future – classic futuristic paperbacks that turn into 1960s art

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Nine novels are set to be released under the Vintage Future header, offering both the opportunity to catch up with some futuristic classics, as well as the opportunity to recreate a cool piece of 1960s art.


The theme of the series is ‘imagined futures’, with a mix of well-known and more obscure texts that focus on an a possible future collected together, each with a very distinctive cover.

The sleeve art is almost 3D and animates once you remove the acetate on the cover. If you want to see what that looks like, check out the video on the Vintage Books Tumblr page http://vintagebooksdesign.tumblr.com/. It really is amazing. If thats not enough, when all the books are positioned together, they also create that piecer of 1960s art – Centrifugal, Centripetal Structure by Italian artist and designer Franco Grignani.

As for the books themselves, they are Vermilion Sands by JG Ballard, The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood, We by Yevgeny Zamyatin, Slapstick or Lonesome No More by Kurt Vonnegut, The Plot Against America by Philip Roth, The Foundation Pit by Andrey Platonov, The Aerodrome by Rex Warner, Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman and Brave New World by Aldous Huxley.

Sadly this looks to be a worldwide release with the exception of the UK in April. However, a browse of Amazon shows third party sellers offering the books for sale.

You can find them here.

Via Creative Review

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