These Awesome Books Don’t Exist Yet — But Should

Forget the finding the next instant classic, great American novel or literary tour de force — we need to get humanity’s greatest writers and intellectuals (sit down, Nic Cage) together to work putting stories behind these incredible faux book covers. Like, now.

Tyler Adam Smith, a Masters of Branding student New York’s School of Visual Arts, began crafting these covers as practice — create 100 clever covers in 100 days. And not just any cover would do: Smith parodies the works of only A-list authors, from Aristotle to L Ron Hubbard, as books “that for one reason or another do not exist, but certainly should”. You can check out the full collection over at 100 Books that SHOULD be written. [Tumblr via FastCo]