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The Mothers by Brit Bennett

Contributed by Florian Hardwig on Dec 21st, 2016. Artwork published in
October 2016
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    Source: http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com License: All Rights Reserved.

    Via “The 60 Best Book Covers of 2016, As Chosen By Designers”, presented by Emily Temple on Literary Hub. Of the seventeen book cover designers invited for this compilation, five mentioned The Mothers as a personal favorite of the year.

    Isabel Urbina Peña is reminded “of classic 1960s and 70s American graphic design (think of Milton Glaser, Push Pin Magazine, etc).” Alison Forner wonders whether it is “a modern interpretation of a stained glass window madonna, [w]ith references to African textiles”, and loves “how it subtly solves the age-old ‘put a woman on it’ dilemma without compromising good design”, while Janet Hansen’s “favorite part is that the woman’s face is not on the jacket, but it surprises you on the spine.” Set some time aside to read the full article on Lit Hub.

    The Mothers was published simultaneously by Riverhead Books (hardcover) and Random House Large Print (paperback), with a largely identical cover design by Rachel Willey. The font in use is an outlined and tracked out PAG Revolucion.

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