“So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”

― F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

A personal project

Create a piece of information design that helps readers visualise the setting of The Great Gatsby.


The Great Gatsby is a classic novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Within the story, there is a mix of factual and fictional places in New York. This was visualised this as a map. An unusual purple and green colour scheme was chosen to produce a more abstract and striking illustration. Purple also signifies the glamour and wealth of the tale.