This post actually started life on (one of) my other blog(s). I noticed a couple of rather similar looking covers that used a circle motif, but at the time I was sure I was missing at least one other cover. As it turned out, I was thinking of the cover of Who Owns the Future by Jaron Lanier which is out in paperback this month. I hadn’t realised that it was a riff on an earlier Jaron Lanier cover. Then I was reminded of James Paul Jones‘s cover design for Black Moon by Kenneth Calhoun, published last month. AND then I remembered Jamie Keenan’s cover design for Kino by Jürgen Fauth from a couple of years ago (Atticus Books April 2012), which is a bit different but still uses concentric circles.
Anyway, here is an updated version of that post. I know the cover of My Life in Middlemarch was designed by Elena Giavaldi. I don’t know who designed the others. Sorry. Please leave a comment if you can help with attribution, or you can think of any other covers that fit the pattern…
You are Not a Gadget by Jaron Lanier; design Stefanie Posavec (Penguin February 2011)
Who Owns the Future by Jaron Lanier (Penguin April 2014)
The Man Who Walked Away by Maud Casey; design by Natalie Slocum (Bloomsbury March 2014)
The North American cover design for the new David Mitchell is too on-trend to ignore:
And I rather like this as well:
Although this isn’t vertically centred, the cover to A Deeper Sense of Place (Oregon State University Press November 1 2013) seems like it belongs here, as much for the colour palette as anything. The design, which pre-dates most of the covers here, is by David Drummond.