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Brazilian graphic designer and illustrator Butcher Billy got the idea of turning famous love hits into book covers of horror master Stephen King. 

Joy Division’s “Love Will Tear Us Apart,” The Smiths, “Head Over Heels” by Tears For Fears and many others were portrayed in a very unusual way.

“This series imagines an alternate universe where some of the most desperate and tragic romantic songs in the ‘70s and’ 80s are actually books written by Stephen King. The concept is to look at the dark side of love by the vision of pop culture, bringing aspects of its classic stories to play the true meaning of the songs - this can be completely subverted or stressed strangeness, while paying tribute to the vintage design of the original covers,” Butcher writes on his Behance.

lit covers | A Court of Frost and Starlight

Feyre, Rhys, and their close-knit circle of friends are still busy rebuilding the Night Court and the vastly-changed world beyond. But Winter Solstice is finally near, and with it, a hard-earned reprieve. Yet even the festive atmosphere can’t keep the shadows of the past from looming. As Feyre navigates her first Winter Solstice as High Lady, she finds that those dearest to her have more wounds than she anticipated—scars that will have far-reaching impact on the future of their Court.

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I’m actually a huge fan of Joyce Patti’s original illustrations for Tamora Pierce’s books because they’re the ones that I grew up with. Her illustrations really defined my childhood and gave life to the characters I loved reading about. So I thought it would be a fun idea to compare them side by side with my 2017 versions :) 

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I’m honestly in love with the new Grisha covers. The originals are beautiful, don’t get me wrong, but these have something all their own. 

I’ll be honest, I’ve bought books just for the covers on occasion. It’s hard to resist. But when it’s a beautiful edition of a book I like?… Well my wallet knows what’s up 😂 

Have you ever bought a book just for the aesthetic?