The Great Gatsby and Its Many Covers
On April 10th, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, turned 87 years old. The original cover designed by Francis Coradal-Cugat, depicts a disembodied face floating in the night sky (top left). It is one of the prominent images in literature, but that hasn’t kept book cover designers from trying to outdo the classic. Below, check out just some of the many published variations of the book, not to mention the various different versions created by design students (which are floating all over the internet)! It’s absolutely intriguing to examine which part of the story each designer took to be the pivotal aspect which they explored in their cover design. What are some of your favorites? Was the original cover the best? Sound off!