The purpose of this project was to choose a book and redesign the cover. I chose The Great Gatsby because of the dramatic story and its many symbols. I also wanted to utilize a simplistic illustration style which I achieved by using only blues and a soft green. In the book, there is a green light that is seen across the water. This green represents Gatsby’s hopes and dreams. This is the main symbol I used, and I also utilized dark blues to set the mood of darkness and loss of hope.