A lot of the fan-made art we see on the Web is cool, but also kind of weird (take the whole idea of hand-knit scarves with cartoon-y versions of movie characters’ faces on them… yeah…). Artist Mitch Ansara, however, has created what could be called one the first geekgasm of 2009: 1960s-inspired paperback book covers of novelized movie adaptations. Okay, so it might not sound so cool at first (especially since the word “book” is involved), but you’ve got to check some of these covers out:

Part of Ansara’s personal Make Something Cool Every Day project, the “I Can Read Movies” Series currently features 60’s inspired book covers for 21 different films ranging from those seen above (Big, Highlander, Face/Off, and Indiana Jones: The Temple of Doom) to Batman Returns, Caddyshack, and Sixteen Candles. Each is accompanied by a quote from the movie in question and a comment from the artist (such as “I expect this to get me laid no less than 836 times.”). All of the covers, as well as some other cool art, are featured on Ansara’s flickr profile. Some of the covers are even available there as desktop backgrounds. We highly recommend that you check them out—a good time will be had by all!

See more at Ansara’s Flickr profile [via Cinematical]

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