Harry Potter, Lemony Snicket and more reimagined as Penguin Classics

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Dec 14, 2012, 3:54 PM EST

The novels of J.K. Rowling may all be best-sellers, but until enough time has passed they can't truly be considered classics.

Designer M.S. Corley has decided not to wait.

Over at his blog, the artist has re-imagined the covers to Rowling's seven Harry Potter books—as well as Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi's five Spiderwick adventures and the 13 Lemony Snicket novels—as Penguin Classics editions, a treatment that since 1946 has been reserved for the likes of William Shakespeare, Charles Dickens and Mark Twain.

The artist has also reached out to the original publishers to try to get permission to release these images as prints. Let's just hope that the lawyers over at Scholastic Books don't turn out to be Muggles.