Moby Dick Cover Art

I came across this gallery of Moby Dick covers. I really dig the first one. It’s so classic. But then as I was scrolling through I came across one that made my jaw unhinge. Really, it’s worth it.  Just scroll through. There are only nine covers and you will know when you’ve found the one I’m talking about. It’s very much ‘one of these things is not like the other.’ I mean, did the illustrator have any idea what the novel was about? I’m guessing no.

Moby Dick Cover Gallery

 

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  1. Nice.

    In fairness though, the other artists probably didn’t really know what the novel was about either and I’m sure almost none of them actually, y’know, read it. But at least the other cover-artists read the back of the book while they were laying it out.

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