I just borrowed a friend’s old, beaten up Breakfast of Champions in paperback and loved reading it so much more than I would have if it was brand new. It’s from the 60s, yellowed-out and held together with a rubber band. Its delicate state is living proof that a handful of someones navigated the copy before me. Which is comforting, like listening to pop radio or wearing an old western.

Graphic designer and illustrator M.S. Corley re-imagined the Harry Potter series to wild acclaim, I think for similar reasons. The aesthetic is classic, not-just-for-kids, and would look as handsome spread across a teenager’s floor as they would stacked on a cedar bookshelf in a house featured in Dwell.
M.S. Corley

Cover design by M.S. Corley