Razorlight and Beck create book cover art

Ryan Adams joins novel campaign too

Razorlight, Johnny Borrell NME cover shoot June 2007, Pic Andy Fallon
Razorlight and Beck have designed the covers of their favourite books as part of a campaign to encourage readers to do the same.

Ryan Adams and Goldspot have also joined in the campaign.

Publishers Penguin hope people will be inspired to fill the blank covers of the seven books with their own art.

Johnny Borrell has designed the cover to ’The Great Gatsby’ by F Scott Fitzgerald.

He said: “I was running a book on the Grand National in Tokyo and I was writing out a betting slip for everyone, and decided that my bookie’s name was going to be Gatsby. So the cover of this book is a betting slip.”

Ryan Adams designed the cover to ’Dracula’ by Bram Stoker.

He said: “I’m a huge fan of novel sleeve art and wanted to contribute…I can’t reveal my secrets but I can reveal that no garlic was harmed in the making of this cover.”

Meanwhile Beck told BBC News: “The idea is to provide something that calls for interactivity

“Cover art and all the paraphernalia that comes with albums have always been important to me. I’m one of the people who needs a visual crutch for music.”

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