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Series Book Covers 2014

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In the past, I’ve often included a few series designs in with my favourite covers of the year. This year, I saw so many great covers that were part of a series, I thought a they deserved a post of their own…

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Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes; design by Nathan Burton (Alma / 2014)


Alma Classics; design by Nathan Burton (Alma / 2014)

A Winter's Tale

A Winter’s Tale by William Shakespeare; design by Michel Vrana (Broadview / 2014)


Broadview Shakespeare; design by Michel Vrana (Broadview / 2014)

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Nova Express by William Burroughs; cover art by Julian House (Penguin Classics 2014)


The Cut-Up Trilogy by William Burroughs; cover art by Julian House (Penguin Classics 2014)

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Snapshots–Nouvelles voix du Caine Prize; design by David Pearson (Éditions Zulma / 2014)


Éditions Zulma; design by David Pearson (Éditions Zulma / 2014)


Wolf Haas; design by Christopher Brian King (Melville House / 2014)

My Fellow Skin

My Fellow Skin by Erwin Mortier; design by David Pearson (Pushkin Press / 2014)

Erwin Mortier; design by David Pearson (Pushkin Press / 2014)

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After You with the Pistol by Kyril Bonfiglioli; design by Richard Green; illustration by Luke Pearson (Penguin / 2014)


Charlie Mortdecai by Kyril Bonfiglioli; design by Richard Bravery illustration by Luke Pearson (Penguin / 2014)

Tim O’Brien; design by Cardon Webb (Broadway / 2014)

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Cloudstreet by Tim Winton; design by Adam Laszczuk; illustration by Josh Durham (Penguin Australia / 2014)


Penguin Australian Classics; design by Adam Laszczuk; illustration by Josh Durham (Penguin Australia / 2014)

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Greek and Roman Political Ideas by Melissa Lane; cover design by Matthew Young; logo design by Richard Green (Pelican 2014)


Pelican relaunch; cover design by Matthew Young; logo design by Richard Green (Pelican 2014)

Regeneration by Pat Barker; design by Mr Foxx

Regeneration by Pat Barker; design by Mr Foxx (Penguin / 2014)

Penguin Essentials; design various (Penguin / 2014)

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Letters from a Stoic by Seneca; design by Coralie Bickford-Smith (Penguin Classics 2014)


Penguin Pocket Hardbacks; design by Coralie Bickford-Smith (Penguin Classics 2014)

Les fantômes fument en cachette by Miléna Babin; design by David Drummond

Les fantômes fument en cachette by Miléna Babin; design by David Drummond (Les Éditions XYZ / 2014)


Quai No. 5; design by David Drummond (Les Éditions XYZ / 2014)

Sicilian Uncles

Sicilian Uncles by Leonardo Sciascia; design by Dan Mogford (Granta / 2014)


Leonardo Sciascia; design by Dan Mogford (Granta / 2014)1

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August 1914 by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn; design by Oliver Munday (FSG / 2014)


Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn; design by Oliver Munday (FSG / 2014)

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Authority by Jeff VanderMeer (US); design by Charlotte Strick; Illustration by Eric Nyquist (FSG / 2014)


The Southern Reach Trilogy by Jeff VanderMeer (US); design by Charlotte Strick; Illustration by Eric Nyquist (FSG /  2014)

Annihilation

Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer (UK); design by Jo Walker; illustration by Kai and Sunny (Fourth Estate / 2014)


The Southern Reach Trilogy by Jeff VanderMeer (UK); design by Jo Walker; illustration by Kai and Sunny (Fourth Estate / 2014)

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Ukojenie by Jeff VanderMeer (Poland); cover art by Patryk Mogilnicki (Otwarte / 2014)

The Southern Reach Trilogy by Jeff VanderMeer (Poland); cover art by Patryk Mogilnicki (Otwarte / 2014)

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City of Saints & Madmen by Jeff VanderMeer backlist; design by Crush Creative (Tor / 2014)

Jeff VanderMeer backlist; design by Crush Creative (Tor / 2014)

Verso Radical Thinkers; design by Rumors (Verso / 2014)

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The Battle of AP Bac by Neil Sheehan; design by Joan Wong (Vintage / 2014)


Vintage Shorts; design by Joan Wong (Vintage / 2014)

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Fleur de Cerisier by Aline Apostolska; design by David Drummond (VLB éditeur / 2014)


Vol 459; design by David Drummond (VLB éditeur / 2014)


M. D. Waters; design by Jaya Miceli (Plume / 2014)

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Art and Lies by Jeanette Winterson; design by James Paul Jones (Vintage / 2014)


Vintage Winterson; design by James Paul Jones (Vintage / 2014)

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Notes:
1. The titles are set in Diversa if, like me, you were curious

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