This edition of ‘book covers of note’ is brought to you entirely by
Gray318 who designed the covers of all the books published this month. OK, that’s an exaggeration, but Jon did design FOUR of the covers on my list — all different, all brilliant. How no one has published a monograph of his work yet is beyond me. Anyway… This month’s post also includes covers by David Pearson, Erik Carter, Scott Richardson, Kimberly Glyder, Katie Tooke, Rachel Vale and more…
by Alain Mabanckou; design by Black Moses Gray318 (Serpent’s Tail / April 2017)
by George Orwell; design by England Your England David Pearson (Penguin Modern Classics / March 2017)
by Donna Morrissey; design by Pete Adlington (Canongate / April 2017) The Fortunate Brother
by Vivek Shanbhag; design by Ghachar Ghochar Luke Bird (Faber & Faber / April 2017)
And, just FYI, after 6 years at Faber & Faber, Luke
has decided to set up his own studio should you wish to hire him (and on the basis of this cover alone, why wouldn’t you?).
by Hannah Kent; design by Rachel Vale (Picador / February 2017) The Good People
by Margaret Atwood; art direction by Christopher Moisan; illustration by The Handmaid’s Tale Patrik Svensson (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt / April 2017)
This is just the latest in a number of striking covers for
The Handmaid’s Tale — rare bookseller and author Rebecca Romney recently compiled a list.
by Angie Thomas; design by The Hate U Give Jenna Stempel; illustration Debra Cartwright (Balzer + Bray / February 2017)
The cover of the UK edition of
, published by Walker this month, was designed by The Hate U Give Maria Soler.
It’s interesting that both designs have acrostic titles. I wonder if this was in the brief?
by Karl Ove Knausgaard and Fredrik Ekelund; design by Home and Away Alex Merto (Farrar, Straus & Giroux / January 2017)
The cover of the
British edition, published by Harvill Secker in November 2016, was designed by Matt Broughton.
by Edward Docx; design by Katie Tooke (Picador / April 2017) Let Go My Hand
by Julio Cortázar; design by Literature Class Rodrigo Corral and Zak Tebbal (New Directions / March 2017)
by Raymond Roussel; design by Locus Solus Erik Carter (New Directions /March 2017)
by Paul La Farge; design by The Night Ocean Will Staehle (Penguin / March 2017)
by George Orwell; design by C. S. Richardson (Penguin Canada / March 2017) Nineteen Eighty-Four
In the US, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt have also published a new edition of
. The cover — which owes a wee debt to Peter Mendelsund’s eye motif covers for the Nineteen Eighty-Four Schocken editions of Kafka (in my very humble opinion) — was designed by Mark Robinson.
You can see a few other recent covers for
Nineteen Eighty Four here.
by Barbara Lynch; design by Out of Line Delcan & Company; photography by George Baier IV (Atria / April 2017)
by Carys Davies; design by The Redemption of Galen Pike Zoe Norvell (Biblioasis / April 2017)
by Matt Wesolowski; design by Six Stories Mark Swan (Orenda / March 2017)
by Patty Yumi Cottrell; design by Sorry to Disrupt the Peace Sunra Thompson (McSweeney’s / March 2017)
The jacket has a really nice metallic finish in real life.
The bright green cover under the jacket is also really nice.
by Dave Randall; design by Sound System Jamie Keenan (Pluto Press / April 2017)
by Jaroslav Kalfar; design by Allison Warner (Little Brown & Co. / March 2017) Spaceman of Bohemia
by Olivia Sudjic; design by Sympathy Gray318 (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt / April 2017)
by Mark O’Connell; design by To Be a Machine Gray318; robot/photograph by Marco Fernandes (Granta / April 2017)
by Osama Alomar; design by The Teeth of the Comb & Other Stories Erik Carter (New Directions / April 2017)
by Bahiyyih Nakhjavani; design by Us&Them Anne Jordan and Mitch Goldstein (Stanford University Press / April 2017)
; design by Voices from the Jungle: Stories from the Calais Refugee Camp Gray318 (Pluto Press / April 2017)
by Deb Olin Unferth; design by Wait Till You See Me Dance Kimberly Glyder (Graywolf / March 2017)
by Hari Kunzru; design by White Tears Peter Mendelsund (Knopf / March 2017)
The cover of the
UK edition, published this month by Hamish Hamilton, was designed by Richard Bravery.
White Tears by Hari Kunzru; design by Peter Mendelsund (Knopf / March 2017)
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