Paul Rogers Studio

Fitzgerald and Hemingway

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.