Lemony Snicket Re-designed for Adults

Did you know that the Harry Potter books were re-released with serious covers marketed toward adults? Apparently some grown-ups aren’t keen to be caught reading children’s literature. As if. Using this marketing opportunity as his inspiration, graphic designer Matt Roeser (New Cover) designed several (hypothetical) revamp covers for another popular children’s series: Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events.

What say you?

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3 responses to “Lemony Snicket Re-designed for Adults

  1. These covers are awesome, but to me they don’t really reflect the stories within. Rather, they seem like an artistic series of portraits; they focus more on the author (he’s had photos like this before), or maybe they intend the man to represent the narrator. Either way, while these are certainly attractive and would look fantastic on my shelf, I prefer my kids’ editions!

    • I agree with you. I’ve always found the original illustrations very charming (and even though I’m an adult, they made me want to read the books)! But then I’m also not ashamed of being seen reading children’s books, so I’m clearly not the target audience for a re-design…

  2. Well, okay, on looking at them again, they do represent the stories…or maybe better the titles?

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