Musicians design covers for Penguin

<p>Six musicians have illustrated covers of Penguin classics for the publisher&#39;s &quot;design your own cover&quot; project, which offers readers blank covers to customise, reports the Guardian. </p><p>Johnny Borrell, singer with Razorlight, chose F Scott Fitzgerald&#39;s classic <em>The Great Gatsby</em>, while Beck illustrated a cover for French novel <em>Le Grand Meaulnes</em> by Alain Fournier with a line drawing of two boys. Beck said of the &quot;design your own cover&quot; project: &quot;The idea is to provide something that calls for interactivity. Cover art and all the paraphernalia that comes with albums have always been really important to me. I&#39;m one of the people who need a visual crutch for music.&quot;</p><p>Other artists involved were Ryan Adams, who chose <em>Dracula</em> by Bram Stoker, Siddhartha Khosla, from Goldspot, who created a collage for Hermann Hesse&#39;s <em>Steppenwolf</em>, and bands Dragonette and Mr Hudson and the Library who chose <em>Alice in Wonderland</em> by Lewis Carroll and <em>Animal Farm</em> by George Orwell respectively. </p><p>The six books are launched today (2nd August) together with&nbsp; Aesop&#39;<em>s The Complete Fables, </em>and will also be presented to visitors of this year&#39;s Innocent Village Fete (formerly Fruitstock) on 4th and 5th August, at the Penguin lounge area.</p>