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Gun Love – Jennifer Clement (Hogarth)

Contributed by Florian Hardwig on Dec 29th, 2018. Artwork published in
March 2018
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    Gun Love – Jennifer Clement (Hogarth)
    Source: http://www.casualoptimist.com License: All Rights Reserved.

    Comicraft’s Monster Mash (1997), in use for the cover of Gun Love. This design demonstrates the limits of size: While the digital emulation of dry brush caps works quite well for the author’s name, it’s too coarse for the blown up title. This big size asks for a (hypothetical) Monster Mash HD, with finer details. Or actual brush lettering!

    From Penguin Random House:

    The searing, unforgettable story of a young girl’s resilience, by the award-winning author of Prayers for the Stolen

    Pearl’s mother took her away from her family just weeks after she was born, and drove off to central Florida determined to begin a new life for herself and her daughter–in the parking lot next to a trailer park. Pearl grew up in the front seat of their ’94 Mercury, while her mother lived in the back. Despite their hardships, mother and daughter both adjusted to life, making friends with the residents of the trailers and creating a deep connection to each other. All around them, Florida is populated with gun owners–those hunting alligators for sport, those who want to protect their families, and those who create a sense of danger.

    Written in a gorgeous lyric all its own, Gun Love is the story of a tough but optimistic young woman growing up in contemporary America, in the midst of its harrowing love affair with firearms.

    Via Dan Wagstaff’s Book Covers of Note 2018 for The Casual Optimist.

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