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Triangles, Quadrangles, Shards, and Fragments

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This is my last post on book covers and triangles — for the time being at least. I hope you’ve enjoyed this three-sided, three-post design diversion (you can see the previous posts here and here):

Adjacent
The Adjacent by Christopher Priest; design by Martin Stiff, Amazing15 (Titan Books April 2014) 1

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The Book of Heaven by Patricia Storace; design by Linda Huang (Pantheon February 2014)

book-of-my-lives
The Books of My Lives by Aleksandar Hemon; design by Jonathan Pelham (Picador February 2014)

box-of-birds
A Box of Birds by Charles Fernyhough; design by Dan Mogford (Unbound May 2013)

close-to-the-machine
Close to the Machine by Ellen Ullman; design by Clare Skeats (Pushkin Press March 2013)

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Connectome by Sebastian Seung; design by Matthew Young (Penguin June 2013)

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Contradance by John Peck; design by Natalie F. Smith (University of Chicago Press October 2011)

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Demons by Fyodor Dostoevsky; design by Peter Mendelsund (Vintage August 2004)

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Gun Dealers’ Daughter by Gina Apostol; design by Jaya Miceli (W. W. Norton August 2012)

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November 1916 by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (Farrar, Straus & Giroux August 2014)

August 1914 by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (Farrar, Straus & Giroux August 2014)

Stories and Prose Poems by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (Farrar, Straus & Giroux November 2014)

Design by Oliver Munday

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The Scandal of Father Brown by G. K. Chesterton; design by Matthew Young (Penguin

snowdrops
Snowdrops by A. D. Miller; design by Emily Mahon (Doubleday February 2011)

time-machine
The Time Machine by H. G. Wells; design by Coralie Bickford-Smith (Penguin May 2012)

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We Are Animals by Justin Torres; design by Gray318 (Granta March 2012)

your-face-mine
Your Face in Mine by Jess Row; design by Oliver Munday (Riverhead August 2014)

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Notes:
1. Thanks to Tom Green at Titan Books for letting me who designed the US edition of The Adjacent. If you know who designed the UK cover please let me know.