When picking up a copy of Harper Lee’s recently released Go Set a Watchman, the first thing a lot of readers notice is how its cover is designed to evoke the cover of the original edition of To Kill a Mockingbird.
The original cover artwork for To Kill a Mockingbird is so familiar that, if it were displayed without any text at all, it would immediately bring to mind the novel. For that matter, if you encountered a Swedish translation with this artwork, you would know right away what it was.
Of course, there are editions of To Kill a Mockingbird with different cover art. The original image is the one that resonates with me, though. (By the way, according to Google Translate, the title used on the Swedish-language version pictured above translates as Deadly Sin.)
Here are some other examples of iconic cover art that, for me at least, spring to mind when certain book titles are mentioned: