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Triangles Are My Favourite Shape Part Two


To paraphrase The Smiths circa 1987, I may have started something I can’t finish with this triangles on book covers thing. Typical me. This is my second post on the topic, and there is one more in the works, but then I think I will be done. Enjoy…

Antifragile by Nassim Nicolas Taleb (Penguin hardcover November 2012)

Antifragile by Nassim Nicolas Taleb (Penguin paperback November 2013)

Design by Jim Stoddart

The Castle by Franz Kafka; design by Peter Mendelsund (Schocken 2011)

The Dark Winter by David Mark; design by Jamie Keenan (Blue Rider Press October 2012)

Dubliners by James Joyce; artwork Apfel Zet (Penguin April 2012)

Generation A by Douglas Coupland; design by Jennifer Heuer (Simon & Schuster June 2010)

On Booze by F. Scott Fitzgerald (New Directions July 2011)

The Night Before Christmas Nikolai Gogol  (New Directions Oct 2011)

Design by Rodrigo Corral

Persona Non-Grata by Tom Flanagan; design by Scott Richardson (Random House April 2014)

Tenth of December by George Saunders; design by Chelsea Cardinal (Random House August 2013)

Three War Stories by David Mamet; design by Alex Camlin (Argo-Navis November 2013)

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  1. I like that one too Owen! John Gall ahead of his time (as always!)… Sadly I couldn’t find a hi-res image…

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