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Today in Micro-Trends: Neon Signs

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Inspired by the recent Blur album cover designed by Tony Hung (read more about it here) amongst other things, here are a selection of (relatively) recent books cover designs using lettering inspired by neon signs (pictured above: Bright Shiny Morning by James Frey, designed by the one and only Gray318 in 2008):

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Brothers by Yu Hua; design by Jonathan Sainsbury (Random House / January 2009)

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Bukowski series; design by Steve Attardo (Ecco / July 2014)

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Event by Slavoj Žižek; design by Christopher King (Melville House / August 2014)

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The Extreme Centre by Tariq Ali; design by Dan Mogford (Verso / March 2015)

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The Girl Who Was Saturday Night by Heather O’Neill; design by Leo Nickolls (Quercus / March 2015)

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Glow by Ned Beauman; design by Oliver Munday (Knopf / January 2015)

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The Hotel Life by Javier Montes; design by Simon Pates (Hispabooks / October 2013)

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Inherent Vice by Thomas Pynchon; design by Darren Haggar and Tal Goretsky; illustration by Darshan Zenith / Cruiser Art (Penguin / August 2009)

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Kissing in America by Margo Rabb; design by Erin Fitzsimmons; art by Thomas Burden (HarperCollins / May 2015 )

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Last Days in Shanghai by Casey Walker; design by Jason Snyder (Counterpoint / December 2014)

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Love Me Back by Merritt Tierce; design by Emily Mahon; illustration by Rizon Parein (Doubleday / September 2014)

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Make Something Up by Chuck Palahniuk; design by James Paul Jones (Jonathan Cape / May 2015)

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Mammon’s Kingdom by David Marquand; cover art by Mr Whaite (Allen Lane / May 2014)

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Milk Bar Life by Christina Tosi; design by Walter Green (Clarkson Potter / April 2015)

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The Musical Brain by César Aira; design by Rodrigo Corral (New Directions / March 2015)

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No Regrets Coyote; design by John Dufresne; design by Jennifer Heuer (W. W. Norton / July 2014)

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Pluto by Glyn Maxwell; design by Jonathan Pelham (Picador / April 2013)

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Yes Please by Amy Poehler; design by Mary Schuck (Dey Street Books / October 2014)

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  1. Does it count if it’s not in English?
    http://faceoutbooks.com/Brothers

  2. Of course, Jonathan! Fire me a cover image and I’ll be happy to add it. hello@casualoptimist.com :-)

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