Reality TV artists reimagine H.G. Wells and Mary Shelley's book coversMeredith Woerner6/24/10 9:30amFiled to: Reality TVBooksbook coversArtscifi artscience fiction artBravoWork Of ArtTelevisionH.G. WellsMary ShelleyAlice In Wonderlandthe time machineStrange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. HydeRobert Louis StevensonAlice's Adventures in WonderlandLewis Carroll28EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkLast night on Bravo's Work of Art, the reality series commissioned a pack of artists to redesign the book covers of a few genre classics, from Frankenstein to the Time Machine. A few interpretations were just brilliant. Take a look!AdvertisementThe reality show Work of Art follows the same procedure as past shows of this type: Contestants are given a challenge. If they're not up to snuff they're told that their art "didn't work" for the judges. Then they promptly pack their brushes etc. and go. While there was a bit of squabbling on set about the commercialism of this particular task, we love it when big companies, such as Penguin books, give new artists a chance.Personally, we thought Miles' wirey burned DNA strand take on Mary Shelley's Frankenstein was the best, and looked the most like a book cover we'd pick up. But John's H. G. Wells' Time Machine interpretation was pretty inventive as well, and I guess Miles can't win all of the competitions. We've collected the best of the genre entries in this gallery.