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Vintage Malamud


Available in the UK this month, Vintage Classics has released a series of Bernard Malamud novels with beautiful new covers designed in-house by Matt Broughton, with additional title type by Ruth Rowland.

Dubin's Lives

The Vintage Classics series includes Pictures of Fidelman, The Natural, The Magic Barrel, The Tenants, and Dubin’s Lives.

In the US, art director Charlotte Strick and typographer Jude Landry have also redesigned the Farrar, Straus & Giroux editions of Bernard Malamud’s novels.


At FSG’s Work in Progress blog, Charlotte and Jude talk about their work on the new covers.

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  1. Both sets are lovely, and it’s great to see Malamud lately getting some well-deserved attention. If I didn’t already own the previous (and also lovely) FSG paperbacks as well as the new Library of America volumes, I’d have to pick these up.

  2. They all look beautiful! I love Ruth’s lettering.

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