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.

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