The inspiration for the design of the book cover comes from a line in the book, which compares Gatsby's party-goers to moths. In the sense that they are drawn to him like moths to a bright light, yet leave just as effervescently. The moth in the center of the light-bulb is a silver Emperor Moth. This moth features a set of eyes on the back of its wings, which are used to send a warning to predators. It essentially masks itself as a much larger and powerful creature than it is, much like Gatsby. The color is a homage to the green referenced in the book, from the green light in the dock Gatsby grasps for. As for the typography, I chose a strong serif typeface that has a design based on the Art Deco era in order to accentuate the Jazz Age.