The Great Fauci (The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald)

April 20, 2020

COVID covers

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VSA Creative Director Josh Berta found a creative outlet by designing a number of COVID-themed parodies of famous book covers. Check out his collection of COVID covers and see if you recognize any of these from your own library.

The Great Fauci (The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald)

The Great Fauci (The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald)

Catch-it (Catch-22, by Joseph Heller)

Catch-it (Catch-22, by Joseph Heller)

Children of Zoom (Children of Dune, by Frank Herbert)

Children of Zoom (Children of Dune, by Frank Herbert)

The Amazing Adventures of Shelter & Stay (The Amazing Adventure of Kavalier & Clay, by Michael Chabon)

The Amazing Adventures of Shelter & Stay (The Amazing Adventure of Kavalier & Clay, by Michael Chabon)

The Curve Also Flattens (The Sun Also Rises, by Ernest Hemingway)

The Curve Also Flattens (The Sun Also Rises, by Ernest Hemingway)

Infinite Germs (Infinite Jest, by David Foster Wallace)

Infinite Germs (Infinite Jest, by David Foster Wallace)

Oh, the Places You'll Stay! (Oh, the Places You'll Go!, by Dr. Seuss)

Oh, the Places You'll Stay! (Oh, the Places You'll Go!, by Dr. Seuss)

Great Vaccinations (Great Expectations, by Charles Dickens)

Great Vaccinations (Great Expectations, by Charles Dickens)

Harry Potter and the Hoarder of the Kleenex (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, by J.K. Rowling)

Harry Potter and the Hoarder of the Kleenex (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, by J.K. Rowling)

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Living Room (The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams)

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Living Room (The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams)

Hoard of Supplies (Lord of the Flies, by William Golding)

Hoard of Supplies (Lord of the Flies, by William Golding)

The Odyssey of Home (The Odyssey of Homer)

The Odyssey of Home (The Odyssey of Homer)

High Virality (High Fidelity, by Nick Hornby)

High Virality (High Fidelity, by Nick Hornby)

The Hoard of the Things (The Lord of the Rings, by J. R. R. Tolkien)

The Hoard of the Things (The Lord of the Rings, by J. R. R. Tolkien)

Muddlemarch (Middlemarch, by George Eliot)

Muddlemarch (Middlemarch, by George Eliot)

Memes in the Time of COVID-19 (Love in the Time of Cholera, by Gabriel Garcia Marquez)

Memes in the Time of COVID-19 (Love in the Time of Cholera, by Gabriel García Márquez)

Maybe Sick; or, The Well (Moby Dick; or, The Whale, by Herman Melville)

Maybe Sick; or, The Well (Moby Dick; or, The Whale, by Herman Melville)

COVID-1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four, by George Orwell)

COVID-1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four, by George Orwell)

Near, The Child Things Are (Where the Wild Things Are, by Maurice Sendak )

Near, The Child Things Are (Where the Wild Things Are, by Maurice Sendak )

The Ill-advised (The Iliad, by Homer)

The Ill-advised (The Iliad, by Homer)

Walled In (Walden, by Henry David Thoreau)

Walled In (Walden, by Henry David Thoreau)

Journey to the Back of the Fridge (Journey to the End of the Night, by Louis-Ferdinand Céline)

Journey to the Back of the Fridge (Journey to the End of the Night, by Louis-Ferdinand Céline)

Tasks in Masks (Fox in Socks, by Dr. Seuss)

Tasks in Masks (Fox in Socks, by Dr. Seuss)

Gathering Likes (Wuthering Heights, by Emily Brontë)

Gathering Likes (Wuthering Heights, by Emily Brontë)

Cruiseship Troopers (Starship Troopers, by Robert A. Heinlein)

Cruiseship Troopers (Starship Troopers, by Robert A. Heinlein)

Brioche, Challah, Soda, Rye (Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, by John le Carré)

Brioche, Challah, Soda, Rye (Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, by John le Carré)

Everything's Closed in Brooklyn (A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, by Betty Smith)

Everything's Closed in Brooklyn (A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, by Betty Smith)

Josh Berta

Creative Director

Josh Berta is a Creative Director at VSA, where he has assisted in leading creative work on numerous accounts since joining the agency in 2014. His work at VSA has served clients including IBM, Google, Kiehl's and Goldman Sachs, among others. Prior to joining VSA, Josh has held roles at Pentagram, Piscatello Design Centre, Sullivan and DBOX, working with a range of clients from architects and luxury real estate to insurance and education. Josh received his BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and has a design certificate from Portfolio Center in Atlanta.

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