The artist and writer Harland Miller is known for his large-scale, playful reworkings of Penguin book covers.
Miller takes much-loved book jackets of classic works by Hemmingway, Fitzgerald, Edgar Allen Poe and others as his starting point. By rendering them in oils at poster size with quirky new titles, he transforms them into contemporary, often satirical commentaries on life and literature. Whether ironic, nostalgic, or downright cheeky - "Dirty Northern Bastard," by DH Lawrence, or "I'm so Fucking Hard," by Hemmingway - the titles demythologise and amuse in equal measure.
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Harland Miller: I'll Never Forget What I Can't Remember, 2010
Hardcover linen with dust jacket
24 x 34 x 2 cm
Artworks by Harland Miller
Book and cover design by Alex Daniels
Introduction by Michael Wilson
Conversation between Harland Miller and Ashley Bickerton
Photography by Steven White, Todd-White Art Photography, Ferry Andre de La Porte
Published by Reflex Editions