Ernest Hemingway Book Jackets by Anna Ahnborg

Ernest Hemingway is an American author and journalist and his understated influence on 20th-century fiction is the inspiration of this artwork set. These book cover design is created with a touch of humor and modern art for E. H’s world renowned classic novels. Minimal but symbolic. Enjoy reading!

This book jacket series is for Ernest Hemingway’s most well-known novels “A Farewell to Arms”, “The Sun Also Rises” and “The Old Man and the Sea”.

-Anna Ahnborg




Hemingway’s writing style is simple, direct and unadorned and his novels are ofter semi-autobiographical. My idea was to apply these factors to my book covers by portraying Hemingway from the year he wrote the specific novel and, somewhat carelessly, paint on him. The doodles give hints of the inside; the symbols and the plot.

– Anna Ahnborg




I wanted to create a clash between these world-renowned classics and Hemingway’s modern way of writing with a bit of humor. The project is made at SVA in a course called Communication Design 2, issued by Nic Taylor and Brett Kilroe.

– Anna Ahnborg



I have used Photoshop, InDesign and good old pencil and gouache colors for the project.

– Anna Ahnborg


Anna Ahnborg is a 24 year old grapefruit obsessed, compulsive harmony singing Graphic Designer and Illustrator from Stockholm. She is currently in her third year at HDK – School of Design and Crafts in Gothenburg Sweden, studying Design. She has attended SVA in New York for an exchange semester in Spring 2015. Right now she’s freelancing as well as doing her final year of Bachelor. See more of her artworks in Behance and her website.