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Fitzgerald and Hemingway
posted: May 9, 2013

Here’s a CD cover for Editions Milan Music collection of songs from the Jazz Age and associated with The Great Gatsby. It’s a great selection that includes Fletcher Henderson, Fats Waller, Bix Beiderbecke, but no Jay-Z.
Available on iTunes,
rough sketch...


I’ve done ten covers for Random House UK of Hemingway classics.
There’s nothing fine and noble about illustrating a book jacket unless you do it gracefully. And then it's not only noble but brave. No cover is terrible if the story is true, if the design is clean and honest, and if it affirms courage and grace under pressure.
7 comments
David Flaherty May 9, 2013
Great covers Paul!
Victor Juhasz May 10, 2013
The CD cover is a joy. Love the composition and colors, not to mention the drawing that goes on in the sketch.
Robert Hunt May 10, 2013
Nice work- I especially like the cd cover Paul...
Douglas Fraser May 11, 2013
All top shelve work, plus a preliminary sketch to shed some light.
Steve Brodner May 13, 2013
Paul: How very fresh and evocative. Better, I'm sure, than this movie. Baz will film Ullysses next. And yeah I always miss Jay Z in those Bix solos.
Robert Neubecker May 17, 2013
Beautiful- great historical reference, I especially love the cubism...
Jody Hewgill May 19, 2013
These are both beautifully designed projects. I especially love that female figure, it's very evocative of the period. nice subtle details.
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