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Book Covers of Note June 2015


I don’t know where last month went, but somehow it’s June already and it’s time for another selection of recent book covers:

General Theory of Oblivion design by Julia Connolly
A General Theory of Oblivion by José Eduardo Agualusa; design by Julia Connolly (Harvill Secker / June 2015)

The Hourglass Factory by Lucy Ribchester; design by Melissa Four (Simon & Schuster / January 2015)

how music got free design James Paul Jones
How Music Got Free by Stephen Witt; design by James Paul Jones (The Bodley Head / June 2015)

in the beginning illustration Robert Frank Hunter
In the Beginning was the Sea by Tomás González; cover illustration by Robert Frank Hunter (Pushkin / May 2015)

intimacy idiot design spencer kimble
Intimacy Idiot by Isaac Oliver; design by Spencer Kimble (Scribner / June 2015)

lesser beasts design by Nicole Caputo
Lesser Beasts by Mark Essig; design by Nicole Caputo (Basic Books / May 2015)

Living in the Sound of the Wind by Jason Wilson; design by Leo Nickolls (Constable / June 2015)

London Overground design by Richard Bravery
London Overground by Iain Sinclair; design by Richard Bravery (Hamish Hamilton / June 2015)

lucky alan design ben wiseman
Lucky Alan and Other Stories by Jonathan Lethem; design by Ben Wiseman (Doubleday / February 2015)

manhattan mayhem design by Timothy ODonnell
Manhattan Mayhem edited by Mary Higgins Clark; design by Timothy O’Donnell (Quirk Books / June 2015)

motorcycles ive loved design by rachel willey
Motorcycles I’ve Loved by Lily Brooks-Dalton; design by Rachel Willey (Riverhead / April 2015)

muse design by gabriele wilson
Muse by Jonathan Galassi; design by Gabriele Wilson (Knopf / June 2015)

professor in the cage design by matt dorfman
The Professor in the Cage by Jonathan Gottschall; design by Matt Dorfman (Penguin / April 2015)

Resistance is Futile by Jenny Colgan; design by Hannah Wood; illustration by Pietari Posti (Orbit / May 2015)

rise design by greg heinimann
Rise by Karen Campbell; design by Greg Heinimann (Bloomsbury / March 2015)

thank you goodnight design Kimberly Glyder
Thank You, Goodnight by Andy Abramowitz; design by Kimberly Glyder (Simon & Schuster / June 2015)

tongues of men or angels design by Jamie Keenan
The Tongues of Men or Angels by Jonathan Trigel; design by Jamie Keenan (Little Brown / May 2015)

The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi; design by Oliver Munday (Knopf / May 2015)

When the Doves Disappeared by Sofi Oksanen; design by Kelly Blair (Knopf / February 2015)

world does not exist design david gee
Why the World Does Not Exist by Markus Gabriel; design by David Gee (Polity / June 2015)

The White Company design James Paul Jones
The White Company by Arthur Conan Doyle; design by James Paul Jones (Vintage / June 2015)

wonder garden art and design thomas doyle
The Wonder Garden by Lauren Acampora; art and design by Thomas Doyle (Grove Press /May 2015)

Why Information Grows by Cesar Hidalgo; design by Richard Green (Allen Lane / June 2015)

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