These Jaz Parkinson Illustrations Depict Classics Visually

 - May 9, 2013
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In a new set of Jaz Parkinson illustrations, classic literary works have been re-imagined as a visual color graph. Each cover shows a seemingly random array of bright colors, clashing together to create what looks like simple blocks of primary hues.

There is a method, however, to Parkinson's madness. She has gone through several famous works, such as 'Romeo and Juliet' and 'A Clockwork Orange,' and noted every time a specific color was mentioned. For example, if the road was described as "ashy" in 'The Road,' dark gray would get a tally in Parkinson's notebook. After tallying up all the different colors, Parkinson created what she calls "graphs of all the visual content in the books."

The result is fantastic. For avid readers, memories of each work can be called up based solely on colors. Jaz Parkinson has created a unique way to re-imagine classic works and a fun way to remember them.