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Maria Ellis

Writer. Illustrator. Teacher.



"The Catcher in the Rye" - a cover workbook


While doing research for the cover of "The Catcher in the Rye" I discovered that it is the most assigned "design problem" for students in American universities. Oh well... 

I've found numerous versions of it:

But for me, THE cover for this book is the one for the first paperback edition:

Apparently I'm not the only one who loves the red horse - people are getting tattoos of it!

"Catcher in the Rye" horse tattoos

I did some more research on Michael Mitchell, the artist who drew that cover. I couldn't find much, but here's an article I liked:

Further research on book covers - not necessarily related to "The Catcher in the Rye":

The 22 Most Iconic Book Covers of All Time - and yes, Chip is on that list :).

And one more list - with 50 covers (fiction and non-fiction):

To be continued...


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