Create an illustrated cover for The Great Gatsby. Add a contemporary twist to the well-known story.
I chose to look at the brief from the perspective of the book's female characters living in the free-spirited and opulent 1920s but still constrained by societal pressures and expectations.
Inspired by Nouveau Deco design (a modern take on Art Deco) I used big bold geometric shapes and typography to create an uneasiness in the composition. Bold, vibrant colours add a modern twist to the classic novel.
One of six mock project briefs set by Inkygoodness Collective, as part of their Make Your Mark 10-week programme for artists and illustrators.
Artwork has not been commissioned and is in no way affiliated with or licensed by a publishing agency. Copyright remains with the artist.