Saturday, March 27, 2010

Pick up this Penguin

Last week I linked to the artwork for the forthcoming US paperback of Free Agent from Penguin. Eagle-eyed reader 'Liam Devlin' spotted that the gun in that image was a modern Beretta, rather than the Cold War-era Tokarev featured in the novel (and on the UK hardback). This is something that was changed in the final version, but I couldn't figure out a way to get my PDF of it on here. Never mind - I found it over at the funky blog Book Covers Anonymous. You may spot a couple of other tiny things that have been changed from the previous version. The design is by the London-based designer Jonathan Gray, who works under the name Gray318, and has designed many fantastic book jackets. Here's what he came up with for mine - what do you think? I couldn't be more pleased, but perhaps I'm biased! Click the image to enlarge it.

6 comments:

  1. gorgeous design!

    -jason (spy vibe)

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  2. Thanks for the comments, Josh and Jason - I think they really hit the nail on the head with this one.

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  3. Oh, and 'heyday' is spelled correctly in the final version!

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  4. This is the last one to add to the collection for me. I just ordered the U.S. Hardback, the deal was to good to pass up on!

    This is a fantastic cover for the U.S. paperback. It reminds me of the retro feeling from the UK Hardcover.

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  5. Thanks so much, Nicholas! And I agree, it does have something of the same feel as the British hardback.

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