For his project Good Movies As Old Books, Matt Stevens combined two of his main interests: re-creating his favorite films in the style of vintage paperbacks. The North Carolina–based designer and illustrator begins with iPad sketches before using Photoshop to create the effect of old paper and weathered cover textures. The first 100 designs were collected in a Kickstarter-funded art book, and a second one is in the works. “You have to be efficient with the visuals and really distill down the concept into something simple, while still making an impact,” he says. “I love the challenge of that.”

Kathryn Bromwich is a London-based journalist and commissioning editor at The Observer