Torsten Lindsø Andersen's redesign of Jack Kerouac's back catalogue

Date
20 August 2014
Reading Time
1 minute read

Google Jack Kerouac’s The Dharma Bums and almost every book cover design that appears either depicts someone hitchhiking or it has the aesthetic of a grotty travel diary of someone who’s been “finding themselves” along a motorway for a month or two too long. Kerouac’s novels don’t even need covers, right? They’re stand-alone pieces of literary genius. Big applause is needed then for Copenhagen designer Torsten Lindsø Andersen who has taken the rulebook of second-rate Kerouac book design and thrown it out the train window on to the track where it belongs. These ambient, sterile designs he’s proposed for the author’s back catalogue are the perfect fit to the words within: weird, unpredictable, drunk and unique.

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Torsten Lindsø Andersen: Jack Kerouac book covers

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Torsten Lindsø Andersen: Jack Kerouac book covers

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Torsten Lindsø Andersen: Jack Kerouac book covers

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Torsten Lindsø Andersen: Jack Kerouac book covers

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Torsten Lindsø Andersen: Jack Kerouac book covers

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Liv Siddall

Liv joined It’s Nice That as an intern in 2011 and worked across online, print and events, and was latterly Features Editor before leaving in May 2015.

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