Don DeLillo covers by Noma Bar

Headphones? Gravestone? Musical note, or open door? Noma Bar brings his clever double take imagery to the latest editions of Don DeLillo’s work from Picador

Headphones? Gravestone? Musical note, or open door? Noma Bar brings his clever double take imagery to the latest editions of Don DeLillo’s work from Picador…

The new covers were art directed by It’s Nice That who approached Bar, represented by Dutch Uncle, to work with them on the project.

“It seemed obvious that the subtlety and craft in Noma’s work was the perfect vehicle to try and communicate DeLillo’s intricate and often sinister subjects,” they write on the Picador blog. “We had interviewed Noma for a previous issue of our publication and were waiting for the right project to work with him on, and the DeLillo re-issues could not have fit more perfectly.”

“My challenge was to create a range of ten books by Don DeLillo, a summary of more than 30 years of his writing,” Noma Bar explains. “After a long process that involved reading, researching and sketching, I started to pull out some of the main elements of each story and tried to understand how Don DeLillo tailored them together. The result is a bold image for each cover that looks conventional at first, but at second glimpse reveals the whole story.”

The new editions are out now. See picador.com.

  • Ross Pichler

    Love these.

  • http://www.adiloliver.com Adil

    great stuff – homage to Saul Bass

  • http://bluepigcreative.co.uk bluepigcreative

    Nice work! Must look good as series – I wonder what the spines look like?

  • Karl Foster

    Noma you’ve done it again. Cover for Falling Man and Underworld much respect.

  • Rich

    Can anyone shed some light on the running dog cover? I don’t get it. love the others though

  • http://paidheckler(underconstruction).com PaidHeckler

    Cant really touch the Mao II Cover I guess…good choice not to mess with it

  • http://www.samplereality.com Mark Sample

    In regards to the Running Dog cover: the film strip is the Hitler home movie that everyone is after in the book, and it’s also Hitler’s mustache. Step back from the work, and the covers dissolves into an abstract icon of Hitler.

  • http://www.chrishannah.co.uk Chris Hannah

    Lovely brief to get – or should I say ‘nice’

  • Daniel

    Mark, I see it. Wow… Noma. You’re on fire! Really inspiring work!

  • Rich

    cheers Mark, I knew nothing about the book, now its strikingly obvious. I need to read more

  • http://www.effektivedesign.co.uk Greig Anderson

    Great work, will make striking additions to anyones bookshelf. Falling man is superb.

  • http://diaghe.com Ric*

    genius

  • http://www.twizzlebird.co.uk Amy Fox

    Simple, elegant and playful!

  • http://parrishlantern.blogspot.com parrish

    The Falling man I absolutely love the cover is just fantastic does it continue on the back & whatabout the spine, also like GJS.

  • http://www.cookiecreative.net Graphic Design Manchester

    Great stuff, makes my eyes shinny :)

  • bizbo

    Okay, someone explain the deeper meaning of the Underworld cover to me, please. Also, I’m not completely clear on the Falling Man one, although I like it.

  • jfe

    Love Don DeLillo. Find Falling Man cover rather offensive. Those were after all real people falling through the sky that day, not just items for a Saul Bass homage intended for commercial purposes.