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45 Wonderful Fan-Designed Covers for ‘The Great Gatsby’

With Baz Luhrmann’s splashy adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Great American Novel contender hitting theaters Friday, Flavorwire is devoting this week to all things Great Gatsby. Click here to follow our coverage.

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby has one of the most iconic book covers of all time. Francis Cugat was commissioned to design the cover while Fitzgerald was still working on the novel, and when he saw the artwork, he liked it so much that he told his publisher he had “written it into” the book. Still, this has not prevented Gatsby from being published with multiple jacket treatments over the years. Some are quite lovely indeed, the recent movie tie-in edition, which McNally Jackson’s Kevin Cassem thinks would “bring shame” to any reader on the subway, not included. The novel has also been a wellspring of inspiration for writers and designers alike, and there are quite a large number of wonderful fan-designed covers floating around on the Internet — created by everyone from established designers to students, but each one of them better than the movie tie-in.

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Image Credit: Mike Arnold via The Fox is Black

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Image Credit: Philipp Dornbrierer via The Fox is Black

Image Credit: Nate Gonzalez

Image Credit: Nate Gonzalez

Image Credit: Ryan Collier via The Fox is Black

Image Credit: Ryan Collier via The Fox is Black

Image Credit: Nick Murphy

Image Credit: Nick Murphy

Image Credit: Mina Bach

Image Credit: Mina Bach

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Image Credit: Hannah F. Brown

Image Credit: Hannah F. Brown

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Image Credit: Zac Zellers

Image Credit: Zac Zellers

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Image Credit: Lauren Fundora via The Fox is Black

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Image Credit: Ellen Rutt

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Image Credit: Rosanna Matz via The Fox is Black

Image Credit:  Ellen Rutt

Image Credit: Ellen Rutt

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Image Credit: Thanh Vu via The Fox is Black

Image Credit: Jaemin Lee

Image Credit: Jaemin Lee

Image Credit: Giles Mead

Image Credit: Giles Mead

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Image Credit: Naomi Sloman via The Fox is Black

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Image Credit: Dagmara Stefanska

Image Credit: Dagmara Stefanska

Image Credit: June Parrish Cookson

Image Credit: June Parrish Cookson

Image Credit: Kendra Dandy via The Fox is Black

Image Credit: Kendra Dandy via The Fox is Black

Image Credit: Sawsan Chalabi

Image Credit: Sawsan Chalabi

Image Credit: Baltazar Cardenas

Image Credit: Baltazar Cardenas

Image Credit: Levi McGranahan via The Fox is Black

Image Credit: Levi McGranahan via The Fox is Black

Image Credit: Luigi Bicco

Image Credit: Luigi Bicco

Image Credit: Marc Aspinall

Image Credit: Marc Aspinall

Image Credit: Mason Plunkett via The Fox is Black

Image Credit: Mason Plunkett via The Fox is Black

Image Credit: Zoey Gay

Image Credit: Zoey Gay

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Image Credit: Alex Gelmers via The Fox is Black

Image Credit: Claudia Varosio

Image Credit: Claudia Varosio

Image Credit: Paige Vincent

Image Credit: Paige Vincent

Image Credit: Caree Michel via The Fox is Black

Image Credit: Caree Michel via The Fox is Black

Image Credit: Nan Lawson

Image Credit: Nan Lawson

Image Credit: Alyssa Eckel

Image Credit: Alyssa Eckel

Image Credit: Bryce Wilner via The Fox is Black

Image Credit: Bryce Wilner via The Fox is Black

Image Credit: Leanne Shapton

Image Credit: Leanne Shapton

Image Credit: Heath D. Williams via The Fox is Black

Image Credit: Heath D. Williams via The Fox is Black

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Image Credit: Wade Greenberg-Brand via The Fox is Black

Image Credit: Pulp the Classics

Image Credit: Pulp the Classics

Image Credit: Molly K. McIntyre

Image Credit: Molly K. McIntyre

Image Credit: Devin Watson

Image Credit: Devin Watson

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Image Credit: Elaine Stephenson

Image Credit: Elaine Stephenson

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