Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Book Cover Design: The Great Gatsby








Love, loss, the American dream, wealth, facades. I've read this book so many times and I really cannot wait for this movie to come out, Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby. The film will be a lot more decadent than my minds eye version that's for sure. I just only hope that it stays true to the novel.

Meanwhile how great are these book designs, it is interesting to see an illustrators perspective. The colour tones of past covers normally range between blue, green and orange. Which I think sums up the mood and atmosphere of the narrative. My favourite retro covers are the art deco illustrations, art deco is one of my favourite design styles. Imagine what the next hundred years of future Gatsby covers would look like, epic eye treats no less.

Images source: T-Magazine via nytimes.com

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