Tuesday, September 21, 2010

The Secret History of MI6

Penguin Press, September 2010. The verso copy promises to reveal (among other things) "...THE REAL TOOLS OF SPYING: surprising insights on the technology of espionage from its early days: wireless communication, imaginative concealing devices (including a false horse penis), exploding file cabinets, and more."

Friday, June 11, 2010

More Money Than God

Penguin Press, 2010. Designed with Darren Haggar. Printed on uncoated stock with textured spot gloss in the title.

Monday, March 8, 2010

The Manual of Detection

Penguin, 2010. A surreal fantasy in which a reluctant detective must enter the dreams of a murdered man and face a criminal mastermind bent on total control of a slumbering city.

The Next Hundred Million

Penguin Press, 2010. What America will be like with 400,000,000 people.

Repeat Until Rich

Penguin Press, 2010. Josh Axelrad gives up a job on Wall Street to join a motley crew of card counters who live for the rush of winning big while narrowly escaping from trouble. Photo by me, hand by professional hand model Christopher Brand.

Command and Control

Penguin Press, 2010. Photo of button commissioned from Matt Conte. The new book from the author of Fast Food Nation investigates nuclear proliferation.

Marks of Cain

Viking, 2010. The second adventure novel by Tom Knox after The Genesis Secret. An American lawyer must race across Europe when he becomes a target in a series of gruesome murders rooted in ancient racial theories.

Jaya Miceli: Angelology

Designed by Jaya Miceli, Viking, 2010. I was lucky to play a role in this project creating the wings and retouching the photo which wraps around the book. The cover is printed on pearlescent paper. This is an epic adventure story about the age-old battle between the half-human, half-angel Nephilim and the Society of Angelologists, who are bent on protecting humanity from their evil plans.

The Sugar King of Havana

Penguin Press, 2010. The story of Julio Lobo, the richest man in Cuba, a philanthropist who also lived it up in extravagant style.

The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet

Penguin, 2010. Designed with Darren Haggar. Map of US by Doyle Partners. A 12-year old genius cartographer travels cross-country from his home in Montana to accept an award at the Smisthonian.

Days of Grace

Viking, 2010. A teenage girl is sent to the English countryside to escape the blitz, falls in love with her surrogate sister, and discovers that the perfect family that took her in is harboring terrifying secrets. Printed on uncoated paper.

The Watchers

Penguin Press, 2010. In response to terrorist threats against the US, the National Security Agency develops Total Information Awareness, a project that uses advanced techniques to collect mountains of data on all of us.

The Increment

WW Norton, 2010. A CIA officer secretly hires a team of elite British agents to extricate an Iranian nuclear scientist from Teheran.

Long Time Coming

Bantam, 2010. In this thriller, the nephew of British con man tracks down a Picasso collection stolen by his uncle from a Jewish diamond merchant in WWII. Photo by me of some cool frames I found in Chelsea.

Moonwalking with Einstein

Penguin Press. Rejected comp. Joshua Foer's investigation of the US Memory Championship leads him to see if he can learn the pros' memory tricks in just one year. He ends up winning the Championship, which includes challenges like memorizing the order of a shuffled deck of cards in about a minute.

Lake Overturn

Harper Perennial, 2010. This is the best book I've read in a long time. In the 1980s, the residents of a small town in Idaho are faced with huge changes as longstanding secrets bubble up to the surface. Photo commisioned from Christopher Jones.

The Canal Builders

Penguin, 2010. The building of the Panama Canal from a social perspective.

Farm City

Novella Carpenter and her boyfriend decide to start a farm in the middle of a tough city block in Oakland, CA, and end up having much more to handle than they ever imagined.