Combining graffiti and literature, publisher Penguin UK launched the Penguin Street Art series. The project commissioned 10 street artists to provide their take on covers of contemporary classics. The covers of books such as 'How to be Good' by Nick Hornby and '1984' by George Orwell were re-imagined in grand urban style.
Staying true to their roots, many of the the street artists drew on the canvas that they know best. Book covers were illustrated on the walls and doors of buildings in classic street art style. World-renowned street artists like Shepard Fairey and Ben Gibson participated in the Penguin Street Art project. Each artist chose from a collection of classic Penguin books in order to create classy pieces of graffiti.