Watch These Iconic Book Covers Come to Life

Sep 15, 2015 at 11:34 am |

Don’t Judge a Book by its Cover.


We’ve all been told never to judge something or someone solely based on appearances. But after seeing these incredible, living book covers, you might do just the opposite.

Chilean artist Javier Jensen has created this whimsical series of GIFs from some of the most beloved and recognizable book covers of all time, and now you can watch them come to life right before your eyes. Imagine watching the Great Eagles soar through the skies above Middle-earth, or Sherlock Holmes smoking his pipe right on the front of a collection of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s stories. Actually: don’t imagine it, just look below.

The Hobbit and The Great Gatsby feature some of my favorite original cover art of all time, so naturally I was thrilled to see Jensen’s work. In fact I’m a little embarrassed to tell you how long I’ve spent staring contently at the GIFs, watching a little bit of these incredible works of fiction spring forward with life right before me.


Still, my favorite one of Jensen’s GIFs might be Moby Dick, just for the simplicity of it. Click through below to see the rest of these awesome creations! Which one is your favorite? Let us know and don’t forget to SHARE with someone else who will appreciate these.

See your favorite book cover art brought to life before your eyes!