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An army of artists join forces to revive and republish some of the most popular classic books.
An army of artists join forces to revive and republish some of the most popular classic books.
An army of artists join forces to revive and republish some of the most popular classic books.
395 backers pledged $25,855 to help bring this project to life.

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Thank you so much for backing us and making this campaign a success! Keep an eye out as we continue to release new titles throughout the year.

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All books, posters, and add-ons should be available via our online shop once production is completed.

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You can now choose from our entire catalog of books from previous campaigns as reward options as well!

Choose from over 40 titles.
Choose from over 40 titles.
The first 4 titles from our Shakespeare set are also available. Hamlet, Othello, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet
The first 4 titles from our Shakespeare set are also available. Hamlet, Othello, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet

See project update #1 for more important rewards information.

Rock Paper Books is expanding its Classics Collection with art by 30 different talented digital artists. The funding goal of $20,000 will allow us to publish the first 12 completed titles below.

The 12 covers below are either completed or near completion and are included in the funding goal.

Click to see more art by Andrea
Click to see more art by Andrea

Andrea was born in Brescia (Italy). Since he was a child he loved to draw. Illustration was always his true love. After working for many years as a graphic designer in different companies he decide to work as a freelance illustrator. His clients are magazines and publishers based in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany and more.

Clients: The Oprah Magazine – WWD – Redbook – Realsimple – Die Zeit – Psychologies – Pan Macmilla

Click to see more art by Adrian
Click to see more art by Adrian

"Book covers are a great way to catch people and get them to take a look inside of a book.“

Click to see more art by Dave
Click to see more art by Dave
Click to see more art by Florey
Click to see more art by Florey
Click to see more art by Mike
Click to see more art by Mike
Click to see more art by Rutger
Click to see more art by Rutger

I am an illustrator from Amsterdam focusing on designs for online and print, playing around with graphic shapes, bold colours, dimensions and space.

When I got approached by David I felt like a kid in a candy store, I got to choose between so many great classic stories! Once I ran into Flatland I knew this was for me, since I love playing around with geometric shapes in my work. I also really like the story of the book and the message it has. It was a really nice process, once I started building the little imaginary world, my interpretation of a world like Flatland and Spaceland, I really got into it and I hope the end result shows it!

Click to see more art by Sean
Click to see more art by Sean
Click to see more images by Coke
Click to see more images by Coke
Click to see more art by Van Orton Design
Click to see more art by Van Orton Design
Click to see more art by Conor
Click to see more art by Conor

'Robinson Crusoe' was my book of choice - "the classic adventure story". Adventure stories have fascinated me from a young age, and trying to capture the epic atmosphere of a great adventure graphically is something I can really get passionate about. I have a fascination with the composition of landscapes and their beauty and each time I design one I try to push it to the next level. For Robinson Crusoe my aim was to create more than just a bright vibrant illustration; I wanted to evoke a dramatic, lonely but serene setting and my inspiration came from the quote that I have incorporated on the back cover. The bearded face of Crusoe can be seen incorporated into the landscape using his small hut and some rocks as the eye, it didn't turn out as obvious as I had planned but if you can spot it, it's something you might appreciate. I went as far as to add some details that might never be spotted by some, such as the footprints on the beach and the wreckage amongst the rocks but these were all elements of the story that I just couldn't leave out and they are purely there to please the true fans of this tale.

Click to see more art by Brian
Click to see more art by Brian
Click to see more art by Ink Bad Company
Click to see more art by Ink Bad Company
Inking Process
Inking Process

Below are listed the stretch goal artists and samples of their work. Each stretch goal that is unlocked enables another artist to put their unique style on the cover of a classic book. Click on the images to see more information about each artist.

Click to see more art by Casmic Lab
Click to see more art by Casmic Lab
Click to see more art by Rob
Click to see more art by Rob
Click to see more art by J.M.
Click to see more art by J.M.
Click to see more art by Dane
Click to see more art by Dane
Click to see more art by Derek
Click to see more art by Derek
Click to see more art by Jeffrey
Click to see more art by Jeffrey
Click to see more art by Risa
Click to see more art by Risa
Click to see more art by Eric
Click to see more art by Eric
Click to see more art from Mariana
Click to see more art from Mariana
Click to see more art from Juan
Click to see more art from Juan
Click to see more art by Mike
Click to see more art by Mike
Click to see more art by Adam Doyle
Click to see more art by Adam Doyle

My intention is to not only capture the feel of the story, but highlight what made this version, The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood by Howard Pyle significant. From his origins as a folk hero during the Middle Ages, Robin was sung in ballads and performed on stage. Pyle, a prominent American illustrator, penned a version in 1883 for young readers that portrayed the character as the charming and whimsical hero we are most familiar with today. The narrative is boisterous and full of brotherly affection, with Robin recruiting beloved fellows like Little John and Friar Tuck into his band and leading them to mischievously subvert the Sheriff of Nottingham time and time again.

For a fittingly illustrated cover I'm looking to balance the visual qualities one would expect from a familiar classic with a touch of modern design. I've been a fan of the philanthropic thief since childhood and am excited about bringing this project to life.

Above are several of the directions I'm exploring.

I am a professional illustrator and lifelong lover of books. You can see my paintings, covers, cards, and more at my site, www.adamsdoyle.com.

Click to see more art by Dan
Click to see more art by Dan
Click to see more art by Graham
Click to see more art by Graham
Click to see more art by Matt
Click to see more art by Matt
Click to see more art by Eric
Click to see more art by Eric

Eric Nyffeler is a designer/illustrator/human/living denim jacket who specializes in commercial and editorial illustration, screen printed posters, branding, and tasteless jokes. He is currently based in the American Midwest, but has been known to occasionally wash ashore on either coastline. He has formal schooling in visual communication and design as well as print-making, and has been known to lecture at various universities about such topics. His gritty geometry, analog textures, and mid-century whimsy has landed his work on and in some of the country’s most-hallowed walls and pages.www.ericnyffeler.com

Click to see more art by Tim
Click to see more art by Tim
Click to see more art by Johnny
Click to see more art by Johnny

Below are the reward levels available to backers. If you have a special request for any rewards, please just let us know. Don't forget you can add any of the add-on rewards to any reward level.

All of our previous titles are also available as rewards. Click here to see a full list of the 24 existing classic books.

24 Existing Rock Paper Classics
24 Existing Rock Paper Classics

 The 4 Shakespeare titles currently in development are also available.

Artist list will go here in the following format

Rock Paper Books - ShopWebsite - Twitter - Instagram

Robert Ball - Website - Twitter - Instagram

J.M. Dragunas - Website - Tumblr - Facebook - Instagram

Sean Anderson - Website - Tumblr - Facebook - Twitter - Instagram

Mike Keliher - Website - Facebook - Behance

Dane Ault - Website - Tumblr - Facebook - Twitter

Andrea de Santis - Website - Tumblr - Twitter - Blog

Derek Rudy - Website - Instagram

Jeffrey Everett - Website - Facebook - Instagram - Store

Risa Rodil - Tumblr - Store - Instagram - Behance

Conor Smyth - Website - Twitter - Behance

Brian Yap - Website - Instagram - Twitter - Behance

Eric Pautz - Website - Twitter - Behance

Mariana Ikuta - Behance- Twitter

Juan Esteban Rodriguez - Website - Tumblr - Twitter - Behance

Van Orton Design - Website - Instagram - Facebook - Twitter - Behance

Dave Perillo - Website - Instagram - Twitter

Mike Ellis - Website -Tumblr - Facebook - Twitter - Behance

Adrian Fernandez - Website - Tumblr - Twitter - Dribbble

Coke Navarro - Behance - Facebook

Ink Bad Company - Website - Tumblr - Facebook - Instagram - Twitter - Behance

Dan Matutina - Website - Tumblr - Twitter - Dribbble - Behance

Florey - Website - Tumblr - Facebook - Twitter

Casmic Lab - Website - Facebook - Instagram - Dribble - Behance

Adam Doyle - Website - Tumblr - Facebook - Instagram - Twitter - Behance

Rutger Paulusse - Website - Facebook - Instagram - Twitter - Behance

Graham Erwin - Website - Tumblr - Twitter - Dribbble

Matt Gaser - Website - Facebook - Twitter

Eric Nyffeler - Website - Facebook - Dribbble -

Tim Doyle - Website - Tumblr - Instagram - Twitter

Johnny Dombrowski - Website - Tumblr - Instagram - Twitter - Behance

Risks and challenges

We have successfully funded two previous kickstarters and have our printing, production, and shipping partners locked down. If there are issues with any of our partners we have backups waiting in the wings to take over.

Depending on artist schedules it could take up to 6 months for some titles to be completed. We expect to have most, if not all titles completed 2-3 months after the campaign ends.

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    The Complete Rock Paper Collection

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