Comparing Book Covers with the Posters of Their Film Adaptations

The Great Gatsby

The original cover of Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby is definitely one of the most iconic book covers of all time, but it’s also a little enigmatic and ethereal — much more so than the poster with Carey Mulligan’s face front and center, though we love the way it references those eyes and lips while still being a thoroughly modern and alluring poster. The other prominent Gatsby poster seems to take its cues directly from Coralie Bickford-Smith’s recent inspired redesign of the entire Fitzgerald catalogue — though it matches up a little better with Flappers and Philosophers than it does with The Great Gatsby.