A & P

Book cover design

The A & P book cover explores the style of impressionistic painting in order to convey important meaning and expression. In using such a style, the book cover aims to capture the very important but momentary situation in which main characters of John Updike's story find themselves. 

The moment captured is a turning point for the narrator, the climax of the novel in which all other decisions follow from and come to rest. The narrator, Sammy, is pictured on the back cover of the novel while his object of fixation, Queenie,

is on the front. 

Maja Carlyle Graphic Designer

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