Don DeLillo series—White Noise, Great Jones Street, End Zone, Americana, Mao II, Libra
Don DeLillo series—White Noise, Great Jones Street, End Zone, Americana, Mao II, Libra
Don DeLillo series—White Noise, Great Jones Street, End Zone, Americana, Mao II, Libra
Don DeLillo series—White Noise, Great Jones Street, End Zone, Americana, Mao II, Libra
Don DeLillo series—White Noise, Great Jones Street, End Zone, Americana, Mao II, Libra
Don DeLillo series—White Noise, Great Jones Street, End Zone, Americana, Mao II, Libra
Don DeLillo series—White Noise, Great Jones Street, End Zone, Americana, Mao II, Libra

Don DeLillo series—White Noise, Great Jones Street, End Zone, Americana, Mao II, Libra

Penguin Group Books, New York, New York, 2004

Description

The project was to redesign the Don DeLillo backlist. Penguin has a huge volume of titles by authors that continue to sell well year after year, and, aside from working on new titles, it is very common for my staff and me to be redesigning these backlist titles so that they continue to attract an audience. I may be working on the latest novels by today’s current authors and revamping the Penguin Classics at the same time. This is one of the beautiful things about working at Penguin, and the challenge is always the same—to freshen up the look; to create a look. DeLillo can represent the darker underbelly of America that many photographers, like Jason Fulford and Jeff Brouws, capture so perfectly, so I approached the DeLillo series knowing that I would use photography, mostly Jason and Jeff, and wanting to create a sense of quiet unease on the covers. The juxtaposition of the two-photo system, a close-up against a vista, usually devoid of people but with humanity’s less noble side always visible, helps to create this slightly uncomfortable mood.

Collections: 50 Books/50 Covers of 2004
Discipline: Book design
Format: Book cover
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