Emily Vermeulen

Book Jackets

Illustration and design for the covers of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, written by Ken Kesey in 1962, A Clockwork Orange, written by Anthony Burgess in 1962, and William S. Burroughs' Naked Lunch, written in 1959. These three books were chosen for this series because they are all seen as important and controversial pieces of literature. The controversial themes of drug use, sexuality, and violence featured in all three books have led to their appearance on many banned books lists, while their powerful societal commentaries have made them some of American culture's most notable and influential novels.