There are many famous books in the world—each with a unique story. These stories hinge on particular characters and plot points, often heightened by mishaps and misunderstandings. But what would happen if those literary characters had access to the modern technology that solves so many of our problems today? What if Juliet had used Tinder to meet her one true love instead? What would Oliver Twist’s TripAdvisor review of his workhouse be like? What if Frodo had used Google Maps to help him get to Mordor?
These are the questions asked in the Modern Day Classics cartoons from digital publishing platform FlipSnack. In a series of eight illustrations, the company imagines how famous literary characters might put today’s apps and digital platforms to work.
“We had seen one or two profiles of fictional characters on Twitter, which got us thinking about how this could be applied specifically to literature,” says cocreator Matt Lindley. “We realized that some literary characters could have benefitted hugely from having access to modern technology and that this could have radically altered the course of the stories. FlipSnack makes a tool for creating digital books and magazines, so we thought it would be a fun twist on the product to “update” the stories for the digital age.”
Enjoy the full series below, and see more at FlipSnack.
Juliet Finds Love on Tinder
Twist Speaks Out on TripAdvisor
Wonka Finds Inspiration on Pinterest
Caterpillar Feasts with GrubHub
Holden Hates on Twitter
Frodo Returns Ring with Help of Google Maps
White Rabbit Hails Uber
Aslan Goes Viral on Instagram