Julien Britnic — Faustbook Series — Romania

Faustbook, a series of new pop-digital book covers illustrating 13 classic books of German-language literature, made for Goethe Institute Bucharest. All 13 covers have been produced as book objects and have been shown in many Romanian cities as a travelling exhibition.

The goal of the project is clear: the message of a classic book is not lost even in our times obsessed with selfies and mobile apps. We learn how the young Werther would soothe his suffering in the world of online dating or the way Faust would sell his soul in an age when almost everything is marketed online. The classics are immortal in the digital era. All Faustbook covers are by Julien Britnic, a copywriter and cultural remixer. His classic book cover remixes were featured in newspapers and blogs all over the world.

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