I grew up reading the Hardy Boys series all the time. As someone who loves print design and book cover design, I wanted to put my own spin on the classic series.
The Original Series featured covers that included watercolor illustrations and classic serif typefaces. For these redesigns, I wanted to concentrate on using modern, bold type as the central design. The colors for the above covers were taken from the original covers themselves, and muted a bit to keep the colors consistent across all five.
These were a lot of fun to create. I'm a huge fan of bold type, and I think the big numbers really help to show that this was part of a huge series of books. I'm planning on creating more and adding to these in the future.