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Today DJL is all about the DoeDeMee project run by Belgian graphic design studiobeshart. 100 artists, 100 posters, 100 classic novels re-covered in an effort to fight illiteracy. For each poster sold, 5 Euro goes to UNESCO projects in Africa - at last, justification for giving in to the lust and splashing out on some quality cover art!

Next up is Hong Kong-based artist Pearl Law’s interpretation of John Le Carré’s classic Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. Though DJL reckons nothing in the wide world of design could match the title sequence for the BBC Alec Guinness TV adaptation of the book (increasingly angry-looking Russian dolls culminating in a blank-faced doll), this is an absolutely cracking effort.

DoeDeMee aims to unite cool, sexy, arty people around the world for the noble cause of fun! Their latest collection, gathering 100 artists from around the globe to design posters based on (according to the Observer in 2003) the 100 Greatest Novels Ever Written!

Links –> DoeDeMee //  DoeDeMee’s Tumblr

And why am I posting about them you ask? I was chosen to design the poster for Philip Pullman’s epic fantasy book “Northern Lights” (aka The Golden Compass), part one of the His Dark Materials series. Above is my piece! I’ll keep you updated on when these babies go to print in support fighting illiteracy around the world!

Les Liaisons dangereuses (Dangerous Liaisons), The Greatest Novels of All Time Redesigned to Fight Illiteracy, Image credit: Lola Roig. See more at: Doedemee (via flavorwire)

“Let her believe in virtue, and sacrifice it to me; let the idea of falling terrify her, without preventing her fall; and may she, shaken by a thousand terrors, forget them, vanquish them only in my arms.”
― Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, Les Liaisons Dangereuses

Today DJL is all about the DoeDeMee project run by Belgian graphic design studio beshart. 100 artists, 100 posters, 100 classic novels re-covered in an effort to fight illiteracy. For each poster sold, 5 Euro goes to UNESCO projects in Africa - at last, justification for giving in to the lust and splashing out on some quality cover art!

Next up is this clever little version of Ulysses by US-based graphic designer Brandon Bedaw. Cast your lusty eyes over what he had to say and you’ll think it’s clever, too.

“By shining his spotlight on one day in the lives of a few citizens of Dublin, Ireland, Joyce took the mundane and commonplace and turned it into an epic of heroic proportions, more than earning the lofty gravitas of its title. Despite its reputation as being a book one must surmount, Ulysses is an ode to the beauty of the little things in all of our lives. For this poster, I played with the idea of walking through the streets of Dublin by charting the path of a faceless man as he makes his way between the burning castles of the city’s coat of arms.”

Today DJL is all about the DoeDeMee project run by Belgian graphic design studio beshart. 100 artists, 100 posters, 100 classic novels re-covered in an effort to fight illiteracy. For each poster sold, 5 Euro goes to UNESCO projects in Africa - at last, justification for giving in to the lust and splashing out on some quality cover art!

Next up is this refreshingly non-Period take on Madame Bovary by illustrator Karen Klink. Here’s what she had to say about it…

“I wanted to slightly break from the morality and hypocrisy of the bourgeois life often used to illustrate Madame Bovary, and draw a modern vision of this female Don Quixote as the heroine of the daydream in a narcissistic solitary world.”