— On The Road

With the upcoming release of Walter Salles’ feature film version of Jack Kerouac’s novel On The Road, here’s the author’s very own suggestion for a book cover, which was strangely never even considered by the publisher and has still never been used.

In a note on the sketch, Kerouac says:

 

“Dear Mr. Wyn: I submit this as my idea of an appealing commercial cover expressive of the book. The cover for ‘The Town and the City’ was as dull as the title and the photo backflap. Wilbur Pippin’s photo of me is the perfect On The Road one… it will look like the face of the figure below. J.K.”
Via: Huh

 

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